On July 13, Marika completed The Ascetic her newest sculpture. The markings on the face of the monk are natural. At times you follow the will of the wood and allow it to tell the story. The sculpture is pecan wood. With the base, the dimensions are H 27″ W 8″ D 8″.
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center chose St. Brigid’s Cross for the chapel feeling that any chaplain would do well to model their ministry after the life of St. Brigid. Much like St. Brigid, the chaplain often finds that the most sacred “chapel” is at the bedside of the sick and dying. In those holy moments it is always the chaplain’s desire to bring love, peace and comfort through prayer and faith. In the manner of St. Brigid, Chaplains often share God’s love by reaching out to the poor, to those in need and to those whose hearts are hurting.
Cross of St. Brigid
Commissioned by: Rev. Jeremy Roy
Designed and Created by artist: Marika Bordes
Assisted by: Col. Joe Saenz, USAF, Ret. and Howard Crunk