Homeless Jesus Sculpture

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The Timothy P. Schmalz Homeless Jesus bronze sculpture has arrived at The Basilica. It is currently located in the lower level and will be placed in front of the Church for the dedication on November 19, the World Day of the Poor. 

The sculpture of a life-size Christ figure shrouded in a blanket on a bench is an internationally recognized symbol of compassion and awareness for the homeless, with sculptures located in major cities throughout the world.

 

What do you think?

The sculpture is intended to invite conversation. We invite you to share your reactions to this powerful piece of art on a post-it note or on social media posts. 

 

Homeless Jesus Sculpture-Wall of Conscious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Wall of Conscious
The sculpture of the Homeless Jesus is meant to challenge people and to affirm people. It should call us out of our comfort zone and make a difference.


The message of welcome and hospitality can be expressed in words and actions as well as through the arts which are like 24 hour a day ‘visual sermons.’


When it was put on display in Davidson, North Carolina, several local homeowners called the police to complain about a homeless man sleeping on the bench.


“Some iconography is very grand and glorious. This is earthy and speaks of the fragility of the human condition.” Martyn Atkins

 

Homeless Jesus unpacking
Unpacking the sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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