Homeless Jesus
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Mae Desaire

Homeless Jesus Sculpture

Changing Hearts

Changing Minds

Recognizing Christ

The Basilica of Saint Mary dedicated the new Timothy P. Schmalz Homeless Jesus bronze sculpture on November 19, 2017, the World Day of the Poor, designated by Pope Francis.

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

The meaning of the Homeless Jesus sculpture is to truly change hearts and minds towards people in need. The sculpture is designed to challenge and inspire each of us to be more compassionate and charitable and to see Jesus in each person we meet, and to take action to help end homelessness locally and around the world. The sculpture is a vibrant piece in The Basilica’s sacred art collection.

 

You should defend those who cannot help themselves. Yes, speak up for the poor and needy and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8 

 

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