Beauty beneath the grime: Basilica’s Stations of the Cross undergo restoration

Gently wielding a thin bamboo skewer tipped with a bit of rolled cotton, Nancy R. Pollak gingerly dabbed the painting of Jesus.

Sian Jones, owner of Art Conservation Services in Baltimore, removes the old varnish from one of the Stations of the Cross from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she works to restore the paintings July 8. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

City parishes use Dragon Boat Races to forge bonds, help Charities

On Saturdays at 9 a.m., a group of Baltimore City Catholics climbs into a Chinese-style Dragon Boat and eases into the harbor.

Members of the Downtown Catholic Cluster Dragon Boat team share a boat with members of the Air Force team for Saturday morning paddling practice at the Baltimore Marina July 26. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Muralist says inspiration of Holy Spirit drives her creativity, artwork

Sister Jane Mary specializes in creating murals with religious and spiritual themes.


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