Dedication of the Father Varela Memorial
Courtyard of The Church of the Transfiguration, 29 Mott Street New York, NY 10013
April 26, 2015
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Open to the public. Free.
Paulina Cheng, Transfiguration Parish Office, 212-962-5157, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedication and Blessing of the Father Varela Memorial
The Church of the Transfiguration. April 26th, 3pm. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn will join Transfiguration parish pastor Father Raymond Nobiletti, M.M. in the dedication and blessing of a new memorial to Father Félix Varela, founder of The Church of the Transfiguration and apostle to the immigrants to New York City from 1823 to 1848.
The Memorial consists of a statue of Father Varela surrounded by a mandorla of anodized aluminum letters that together spell out The Lord’s Prayer. The base of the sculpture is fashioned from black granite from the lot used to build the September, 11th Memorial.
The mandorla was conceived and designed by Father Andrew O’Connor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, architect Hans Roegle and Chris Knight, a Manchester, England based sculptor.
Bishop Octavio Cisneros serves as vice-postulator of the Cause for Canonization of the Servant of God Félix Varela. The bishop is a founding member and president of the Félix Varela Foundation.
More information about the Memorial, Father Varela, The Church of the Transfiguration and Bishop Cisneros can be found on the pages of The Father Varela Memorial website: www.fathervarelamemorial.org