To: Clergy, DREs, bulletin editors, principals and campus ministers
From: Msgr. Edward J. Dillon, Pastor, Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Beginning on January 7, 2021, the Patrons of the Arts Georgia Chapter, along with Holy Spirit Preparatory School and Holy Spirit Catholic Church, will be sponsoring Timothy Schmalz’s Angels Unawares sculpture exhibition in Atlanta. The sculpture will be on display at Holy Spirit Preparatory School from January 7 through February 3 and will be open to the public daily.
Please consider sharing this information with your parishioners via parish bulletin, website and social media.
Sample Bulletin Announcement
A replica of the Angels Unawares sculpture commissioned by Pope Francis will be at Holy Spirit Prep, from January 7-February 3. The public is invited to view this 3.5-ton, 20-foot-long sculpture created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, who has received broad attention for his Homeless Jesus sculpture. Angels Unawares embodies the church’s teachings on immigration, particularly the importance of welcoming the stranger and celebrating the many contributions of migrants and refugees to our society. The sculpture depicts more than 140 immigrants from across history densely packed onto a boat with the Holy Family and is based on Hebrews 13:2: “Be welcoming to strangers, many have entertained angels unawares.”
Pandemic protocols will need to be followed carefully during visits.
Learn more at https://hsccatl.com/angels
Holy Spirit Prep is located at 4449 Northside Drive, Atlanta, 30327.