Restorative faith: St. Mary Church undergoes ‘full-church reno’

Statuary artist Dolores Patterson from Wiley, Texas, works Monday afternoon on one of 14 Stations of the Cross statues at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent Newton Now   Beneath the hands of Dolores Patterson, a statue of Jesus appears expressionless, lying on the ground with the cross at his back. Patterson scrapes and meticulously removes the paint and years of yellowing with the goal of giving the statue new life. She’s working on one of 14 statues, The Stations of The Cross, with her grandson, Derek Patterson,


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