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ANGELS UNAWARES: CROSS AMERICAN TOUR
Angels Unawares Blessing and Unveiling
Sunday, August 1 at 10:30am, following 9:30am Mass
Angels Unawares Opening Celebration
Sunday, August 1 at 3:00pm, Basilica Plaza
Webinar Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 17, 7:00pm
Angels Unawares Closing Ceremony
Thursday, August 26 at 5:30pm, Basilica Plaza
Sunday Docent Tours
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 following the 9:30 and 11:30am Masses.
All community and partner events - all are welcome.
The Angels Unawares sculpture by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz depicts more than 140 refugees. The 3.5-ton, 20-foot-long sculpture, is a gift to The Catholic University of America and currently on a national tour. Through this pilgrimage, people across the country have the opportunity to share in its message of welcome and hope.
Angels Unawares is a second casting of a piece commissioned by Pope Francis and created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, who has received broad attention for his Homeless Jesus sculpture. The original casting was installed in St. Peter’s Square and unveiled by Pope Francis on Sept. 29, 2019, the 105th observance of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The unveiling and blessing at Catholic University was part of the 2020 observance.