The Rosary Path at Marylake
Stations of the Cross
The 15 Stations of the Cross were installed along The Rosary Path at Marylake in the summer of 2018. These steel-framed artworks of glass at each station were created by artist Stuart M. Reid. They are embedded in the ground next to 12 ft. tall crosses at various points throughout the path; it is another profound way for you to pray and contemplate the wonders of your faith.
Marylake Shrine of Our Lady of Grace has been attracting pilgrims to its beautiful campus for over 75 years. Now, there are 15 additional reasons visit.
Stained Glass Stations Latest Steps in Marylake Rebirth
The “rebirth of Marylake” took another step forward on July 22 with the outdoor installation of 15 stunning stained-glass panels depicting the Stations of the Cross.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace, at King City north of Toronto, has been undergoing a major overhaul to transform it into a world destination for Marian devotion.
The new seven-by-four-foot glass panels were created by Toronto artist Stuart Reid. He was commissioned shortly after completing a glass mural installation at Toronto’s renovated Union Station.
He travelled to Germany last summer to make the glassworks using his new special technique that involved, applying the pigment, laminating two panels and then firing the panels in large kilns that, apparently, are found only in Germany.
The finished glass was shipped to Marylake last fall. Terry Harasti, Ted’s son and Ted spent the winter assembling stainless steel frames designed by Ted Harasti and Pat Tremamunno.
Tremamunno’ company, Inox Industries, donated half of the $45,000 material cost and donated the labour to manufacture the frames.
The framed artwork was anchored to foundations with custom-made bolts after each piece was lifted into place by a crane. Installation was managed by Ted Harasti and Tony Malizia, whose company, ADM Stainless Steel, donated the $6,000 cost of the special SS bolts.
Called “Mary’s Way of the Cross,” the installation was completed a year after the Shrine unveiled the world’s largest living rosary, a 1.5-kilometre Rosary Path. It has been strategically and artistically placed on the outside of the Rosary Path. At more than 800 acres, the Marylake grounds also include a monastery, retreat centre and expansive outdoor areas for meditation, prayer and enjoyment.
Excerpts from an article in The Catholic Register – Aug 13-20, 2017.