The ‘Annals of All Hallows'' – a mosaic of varying hues – reflects a peoples'' cultural memory that must never be forgotten. All who have passed through the gates of All Hallows are in some way suspended in webs of significance, but the cultural undertow of the last forty years is stronger than the web itself and forces all of us to break through the glass ceiling of the symbolic world and the ‘givens'' about life up to this point in time. The function of ‘The Annals of All Hallows is to re-member all those who passed through these hallowed halls, many of whom were missioned to serve the Church in other lands amongst other cultures. The Annals records in wood the names of all who entered All Hallows and artistically incorporates elements of the cultures that these men encountered. To paraphrase the great modern Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, in his poem “the Cure at Troy” – No poem or play or song or carving can fully right a wrong inflicted and endured – but it is my hope of a great sea-change that The Annals of All Hallows has gone a long way towards healing and will continue to do so.