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Victor Challenor and Paul Woodrum

Amy Real Coultas

St. Christopher's

Bryan Paatz

Nancy Chinn

Ardell Nelson

Sara Waterbury

Barbara Baumgarten

Jacquie Binns
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Pamela Perry

Ellen Quigley
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Carol Webb
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Alison Vogel

Mary Ann Breisch

Victor Challenor and
Paul Woodrum
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Bryan Paatz
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Judith Peacock
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Zenette Wilks
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Eliza Linley
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Chasuble for Lent

Mary Ann Breisch

hand-painted, quilted cotton chintz and silk with ribbons and nails

"Now therefore," says the Lord, "Turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning." So rend your heart, and not your garments, and return to the Lord your God. Joel 1: 12 -13

The liturgical seasons of the Christian faith give us an opportunity to act out the cycles of life; birth, growth, suffering, death, resurrection, rebirth.

The season of Lent is an invitation to journey with Jesus into our interior heartland. We are called to be intentional about finding a place for stillness in our lives. As we recall the drama of the desert and the passion of Christ, we share in His death and resurrection.

These garments resemble the robes of the nomadic tribes of Israel, a people wandering in the desert, searching for the promised land. The center panel is a view into the landscape of our hearts, the desert within us that waits before us with a view of the land of promise, Mount Zion, in the distance.

In the process of construction, I rend the fabrics and then leave several threads and edges unfinished as a reminder that this is a time to examine the underside of life and to recall that we are unfinished in our process of becoming. This process also symbolizes that unless we are willing to share in the surrender and brokenness of Christ, we will never experience the transformation and the wholeness of His resurrection. The nails and the words "Eloi, eloi lama sabachtani" are symbols of Christ's willingness to fully sharing in our humanity and suffering.

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