Passionist artist Lya Vollering at Coventry Cathedral

A timely series of Stations of the Cross sculptures by artist Lya Vollering have just opened at Coventry Cathedral’s Unity Chapel.

Lya is a member of the Passionist community based in Minsteracres, County Durham. She works there at the Walled Garden and is also involved in several campaigns for climate justice, with her artwork.

Lya says, “I found that these sculptures express many forms of suffering, conflict and injustice. They evoke the anxiety and isolation felt by people during the pandemic, the burden of living in times of war and an environmental and climate crisis. ..”

The Stations are an invitation to put our sufferings next to Jesus. The exhibition is free and in a space for reflection and prayer until April 1, 2022.

The New Cathedral is normally open to all visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cathedral is a very active church, so please check the worship and event calendars for more information.
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Key words: Passionists, Coventry Cathedral, Lya Vollering, Minsteracres, Stations of the Cross

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