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Our Lady of Victories reveals Year of Faith Banners

Our Lady of Victories Primary School in Kensington has showcased a new tapestry created by children, parents and staff to celebrate the end of the Year of Faith.

Drawing inspiration from a similar tapestry seen in Orlando, Florida by the Headmistress, Mrs Sarah McBennett, the tapestry is made up of four base banners representing the different liturgical colours of purple, green, red and gold. The children of the school then made a flower, which were all fixed to the banners. The flowers used represent all those that have been associated with Our Lady since the time of Christ including roses, marigolds, Forget Me Nots and daffodils.

Mgr. Jim Curry, parish priest at Our Lady of Victories parish, blessed the banners, which will be hung up in the school’s chapel and the main hall upon their completion. Mrs McBennett paid tribute to all the teachers and parents who had contributed to the project to mark the Year of Faith, many of whom had dedicated many hours sewing the flowers onto the background and doing the intricate needle work.