Catholic Healthcare’s newest Residential Aged Care Home, MacKillop House, has had its stained glass window feature installed in the Home’s chapel. MacKillop House is located in Norwest (north-west Sydney) and is due to be completed in August 2021, with residents moving in by September 2021.
The stunning stained glass window feature represents the Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks.
Designed and produced by Stacey Hall, of Indigo Stained Glass, the cross is an impressive addition to the chapel at MacKillop House. Indigo Stained Glass is an architectural stained glass company in Sydney that specialises in creating individually-designed and hand-crafted designs for residential, commercial and eclectic projects.
The Property team at Catholic Healthcare provided Stacey with four design ideas for the stained glass feature. The final design was selected based on its aesthetic suitability for the existing colour scheme at MacKillop House. The intricate cross depicts a vivid explosion of light and its centre symbolises the descending of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. The ‘tongues of fire’, which are also a feature of the Pentecost, flow out over the earth from the light. Hall specifically used blue and turquoise hues to represent the sea and greens to represent the earth and the far-reaching nature of the Holy Spirit.
The entire process for design, drawing to scale and production of the window took approximately six weeks.
“There were 11 individual sections that were stacked together to produce the final artwork”, says Stacey.
This was Stacey’s second ‘cross’ design for Catholic Healthcare, with the first being for Holy Spirit, Casula at the end of 2020, and her fourth commissioning project for us. Stacey is originally from the United Kingdom where she trained as a stained glass artist and has been living in Australia since 2003.
MacKillop House Residential Aged Care Home is due to be completed in August 2021 and residents will begin moving in from September 2021. The Home features private bedrooms with ensuites and a dedicated Memory Support Wing for residents living with dementia. It will offer the complete range of permanent, respite and palliative care options.
For more information please call Catholic Healthcare on 1800 225 474 or visit the website: https://www.catholichealthcare.com.au/residence/Norwest/
With thanks to Catholic Healthcare.