Notre Dame artist designs new Stations of the Cross


A new artistic interpretation of Christs Way of the Cross has been designed by John Sherman of the University of Notre Dames Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Based on a set of stations celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday in 1991,Shermans depiction of Christs journey to the cross is text-based rather than traditionally illustrated.With scriptural texts on the passion and death of Christ printed in a new font designed by the artist, each of the 14 prints employs 23 languages in an effort to invoke in the viewer empathy for the suffering of people around the world.

The prints, each measuring 15 × 30 inches, have been installed in the Chapel of Mary, Seat of Wisdom in Malloy Hall and will be on display throughout Lent.To view the stations online visit:

Sherman, an associate professional specialist, has taught graphic design at the University since 1986.

* Contact: * _John Sherman at 574 631-7175 or _

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