On the feast of the co-patroness of the Dominican Order, St Mary Magdalene, we are delighted to announce the completion of the restoration works at the Rosary Altar in the Lady Chapel. Work on phase 1 was completed in 2002, as the altar was restored, re-gilded, and the painted angels were remade after they had been whitewashed. Now, phase 2 (the ‘Lost Angels’ project) is complete as the missing statues of angels and the two votive lamps were remade and put back in place. The two votive lamps burn here perpetually: one for the intentions of the ‘Friends of the Rosary Shrine‘, and one for the intentions of the Benefactors of the Rosary Shrine.
Holy Mass is now celebrated every weekday at the Rosary Altar: Mondays and Fridays at 10am, and Tue, Wed, Thu, at 7:30am. Entry is only through the newly-restored Lady Chapel porch accessed via Alan Cheales Way.
More photos and information about the restoration of the Lady Chapel and the Rosary Shrine can be seen here.