The windows created by Glasmalerei Peters Studios from artwork by Korean-born Dominican friar Fr Kim En Joong arrived at Cabra Dominican College last month and will be blessed on Friday November 4.
They were shipped from the Glasmalerei Peters Studios in Paderborn, Germany, after being displayed in an exhibition of stained glass in Paris. Fr Kim and representatives from Glasmalerei Peters Studios visited the exhibition.
Their arrival follows a successful fundraising campaign which closes this month.
Steeped in history and tradition, the Cabra Chapel has formed the heart of the Cabra schoolgrounds since its establishment more than 100 years ago.
Adorning the walls of the main section of the historic Cabra Chapel is a series of stunning stained glass windows created in London during World War I, shipped to Australia and installed when the Chapel was built in 1917.
In the Sisters’ Choir section of the Chapel, the windows are plain and have been covered for many years. After the recent demolition of the old infirmary addition and subsequent renovations, the windows are visible again.
While Father Kim’s artwork for the windows was gifted to the Sisters’ Choir Chapel, the college sought support of alumni and the broader school community to donate towards the production, shipping and installation of the windows.
To find out more about the Chapel Windows Project, visit Chapel Windows Project | Cabra Dominican College