Point of Interest about St. Agnes’ “Stations of the Cross” in the Church
Recently, Colleen Modugno a St. Agnes parishioner and artist volunteered her time and talent to restore some of our Stations of the Cross which were damaged from a water leak. We are grateful to Colleen for restoring the beauty back to the church.
The “Stations of the Cross’ were designed by the famous artist Joseph Sibbel. Joseph was born in Germany in 1850. Sibbel emigrated to the United States in 1871. In 1881, Joseph moved to NYC where he drew attention with his work on two bronze lecterns for the A.T. Memorial in Garden City. The word of his exceptional talent spread and he soon became part of many ecclesiastical projects in in many American cities. After the death of Joseph the “Joseph Sibbel Studio” continued their work in the spirit of their founder for more than 50 years after his death. The Stations of the Cross were done by the Studio not by the artist himself, however the design would still be Sibbel since they were copyrighted by the studio.
We are thankful for the beauty and history of St. Agnes Church!