'Christ's Entrance to Jerusalem'
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Found on the north wall of the sanctuary, directly opposite the central altar,  'Lapides Clamabunt' depicts Christ's entry into Jerusalem under the acclamations of disciples and other onlookers.  It takes its direct inspiration from Luke, Chapter 19, verse 40: "I tell you...if [the people] keep quiet, the stones will cry out'. Following preliminary sketch work undertaken with Alexandre Denuelle,  Flandrin painted this scene between 1842 and 1846 and in so doing helped revive and popularize the medieval period technique of encaustic wax painting.  This painting was recently restored by a team of ecclesiastical art restoration experts and encaustic painting specialists. 

 

A tax-deductible* donation of $10,000 entitles a donor to join the ‘Hipployte Flandrin Society’.  By adopting this mural, you will be supporting the restoration of this great sanctuary painting.

'Road to Calvary'
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This painting, known by its Latin name 'Flete et super filios', was also executed in the period 1842-1846.  It depicts Christ's agonizing march to Calgary, watched by a crowd of weeping women. Again,  Flandrin draws on Luke (Chapter 23, verse 28) for his inspiration: "But Jesus, turning unto them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children".  This magnificent painting, also executed using the encaustic wax painting technique, is on the south wall of the sanctuary, directly opposite Christ's Entry into Jerusalem.  Like the painting on the sanctuary's north wall, it was recently restored by a team of encaustic art specialists.

A tax-deductible* donation of $10,000 entitles a donor to join the ‘Hipployte Flandrin Society’.  By adopting this mural, you will be supporting the restoration of this great sanctuary painting.