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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Upcoming Events

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Sep 8
2019
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At The Basilica Fall Festival, The Basilica will collect new or gently used blankets to be donated to Bridging. Inc., providing support to families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. All...
Sep 10
2019
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Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Sep 10
2019
Tuesday
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7:30 AM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Sep 12
2019
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Mental Health Author Series: Mary CreganThe Scar: A Personal History of Depression and RecoveryAuthor Mary Cregan will be at The Basilica of Saint Mary to read from and discuss her new book...
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Sep 15
2019
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We will be collecting food items for our partner, Groveland Food Shelf, from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, September 29.Collection bins will be near church entrances. Groveland is a non-profit...
Sep 19
2019
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As we celebrate 150 years as a parish community, we would like to invite anyone who has participated in Boulevards over the years to get together for a reunion. Take time to reconnect with friends...
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Sep 22
2019
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We will be collecting food items for our partner, Groveland Food Shelf, from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, September 29.Collection bins will be near church entrances. Groveland is a non-profit...
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Sep 22
2019
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11:00 AM
The Basilica is hosting a forum highlighting the Families Moving Forward (FMF) program at the Basilica. The Basilica is one of forty-three central Metro churches that partner with Beacon Interfaith,...
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Sep 29
2019
Sunday
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We will be collecting food items for our partner, Groveland Food Shelf, from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, September 29.Collection bins will be near church entrances. Groveland is a non-profit...
Oct 8
2019
Tuesday
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7:30 AM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...