The 200 year old Crucifixion painting, which is in the Serra Chapel, was hidden for over 40 years. In the 1970s, a reproduction of the same painting was placed in front of the original. With the help of generous supporters the Mission was able to hire professional art conservators to remove the reproduction painting and access the original painting for a course of treatment.
Yesterday, the Crucifixion painting was successfully revealed. The painting is in need of care, but in better shape than we thought possible. Be sure to check out the full report in the coming weeks.