Thursday, 5 March 2009

Waiting to be transformed

The statue of St Thérèse stands in the cloister area, waiting for this small open space to be transformed. The area is to be converted into a garden; it presents a number of challenges, not least because it gets little or no direct sunlight. A competition has now been launched at Myerscough College, a few miles south of Lancaster. Students will draw up designs based on a brief given by the Cathedral; the winning entry will be judged in April, so that work may be completed in time for the visit of the saint's relics in September. It seems appropriate that young people are involved in the designing of this garden, given that Thérèse is a patron of the youth. The project is being funded by donations.