Posts Tagged ‘Homeless Jesus’

Homeless Jesus: responding to those in need

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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Copies of the Homeless Jesus statue have spread around the world in the last eight years. The statue is a life-sized representation of a person lying asleep on a public bench. The image is the creation of Canadian artist and sculptor Tim Schmalz, who specialises in art addressing religious themes. He presents the sleeping figure Read more

Police escort young man dressed like Jesus out of Mass

Monday, February 24th, 2020

After talking to the young man Gina Christian says: “I could only marvel at how closely the young man resembled popular depictions of Jesus. The long curls and beard; the large, expressive eyes; the earnest demeanour — all swirled into a nagging possibility at that late hour in the chapel: ‘Lord, is it really You?’”  Read more

Ontario artist’s Homeless Jesus installed at Vatican

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

It’s an unconventional rendering of Jesus that was rejected years ago by top officials with two major Catholic cathedrals, yet it now sits in one of the world’s holiest sites. Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz was thrilled to receive an email a few days ago telling him his bronze sculpture, Homeless Jesus, has been installed inside Read more