Inspired by the work of Mother Cabrini,
Patron Saint of Immigrants
Saturday, December 14th
at 4:00 PM
at St. Frances X. Cabrini Shrine in NYC
Electric Diamond: Stuart Diamond & Don Slepian, and Ruth Cunningham, present original and traditional works that integrate early music with contemporary electronics and technology. Electric Diamond: the pioneering electro-acoustic music ensemble that includes musical artists Stuart Diamond and eclectic keyboard innovator Don Slepian. Electric Diamond has performed in America and Asia, at music venues from Carnegie Recital Hall to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Macy’s 4th of July Celebration. Their performances integrate classical, jazz, ambient, world, and early music into a completely original sound. Ruth Cunningham: classically trained musician, sound healing practitioner, and a founding member of the eminent early music vocal group Anonymous 4. Ruth specializes in early instrumental and vocal music, as well as improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions.
Electric Diamond’s presentation includes a celebration of The Spirit Cross, an innovative nativity symbol, inspired by the work of Mother Cabrini.
Visit www.electricdiamond.com for more information
The Spirit Cross was Blessed and Installed on Pentecost, June 9th, 2019
at the Mother Cabrini Shrine in New York City
A Sacred Symbol for Our Times
Background: The Spirit Cross is an original sacred symbol. The Cross is installed at The Mother Cabrini Shrine in New York City. It was blessed and sanctified at the Pentecostal Mass on July 9, 2019.
Does the Cross have a specific meaning? The Spirit Cross is an “open” symbol. Its non-determinate design is an invitation for each viewer to create their own meaning. The Spirit Cross is an ecumenical symbol. The Spirit Cross is an invitation to all peoples to come together – to reflect, pray, or meditate in their own way. Click "First Impressions” to explore how people from all walks of life responded to first seeing the Spirit Cross.
Who designed the Spirit Cross? Stuart Diamond designed the original image. It was developed and produced in the workshop of Colin Y. Lewis and is crafted from Wenge – an African hardwood known for its durability.
What is the story behind the Spirit Cross? The concept of Spirit Cross emerged from on-going discussions with the artist and the leading personnel of the Mother Cabrini Shrine in New York, including Sr. Dianne McKenna, the spiritual leader of The Shrine. The project was inspired by the spirit and work of St. Francis Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants.