Sunday, November 19, 1:00pm
The World Day of The Poor
Installation and dedication of Homeless Jesus sculpture with a presentation from the artist Timothy P. Schmalz. On this first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis call us to love, not with words but with deeds.
Dedication Schedule of Events:
1:30pm: Timothy P. Schmalz, Artist presentation
3:00pm: Evening prayer in Basilica choir stalls
3:30pm: Dedication of sculpture on Basilica front lawn
For over 25 years, Timothy has been sculpting large scale sculptures. He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the Vatican. Timothy describes his most important work as visual translations of the Bible. Although most of his work is based upon a spiritual theme, he also creates large, complex public sculptures in bronze. Some of these include monuments that honour veterans and firefighters. Timothy strives to create epic artwork that connects with viewers through design and details that not only touch the viewer on an emotional level, but also allow them to feel somewhat a ‘part’ of the piece.