St. Paul's exhortation to the Colossians, to set their minds "on things that are above", has powerful spiritual implications. At St. Peter's we have the added advantage of benefiting from a more literal interpretation.
One only has to look up at the church ceiling to understand why this is the case. Gracing the ceiling of our church are 15 murals created by the Maritime-born artist, L. Scott Young, who died at the age of 37 in 1950.
The majority of them are signed and dated by the artist. The date indicates that most were completed in 1945, which means that next year the paintings will be 70 years old!
The murals form a precious and treasured collection on account of their beauty, their history, and the assistance they offer in raising minds and hearts to "things that are above."
Jesus Knocking at the Door
St. Anthony of Padua and the vision of the Child Jesus
The Death of St. Joseph
A close-up of the book in the St. Anthony Mural
Signature of the artist in mural corner.
Another signed and date mural.