Magnificent Altar Piece

A stunning altar piece has been installed and blessed at the Australian Catholic University’s chapel in North Sydney.

The new triptych titled, The Mother of Divine Wisdom with St Joseph and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop at ACU’s North Sydney campus chapel. PHOTO: ACU

A stunning altar piece created in Medieval Italian Sienese style—the first of its kind produced in 400 years—has been installed and blessed at the Australian Catholic University’s chapel in North Sydney.

The artist who produced the magnificent triptych, depicting the Virgin Mary with Christ Child, St Joseph and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, was present for its blessing by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and said it was “the most beautiful day” of her life.

Chiara Perinetti Casoni, an expert in crafting recreations of Sienese art from the 14thand 15th centuries, produced the full-sized altar piece in Siena, Italy, where she lives. She was deeply moved as it was blessed in its new home—ACU’s Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at the North Sydney campus…

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