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  • Msgr. Edward Dillon, pastor of Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta, gives some remarks about the presence of the “Angels Unawares” sculpture on the Holy Spirit Preparatory School campus and the importance of adhering to the church’s teachings on immigration. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Holy Spirit Church parishioner Carolyn Johnson shares some information about the “Angels Unawares” sculpture and its artist, Timothy Schmalz, prior to its unveiling. Johnson and her husband Neil are co-chairs of the Georgia Chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, one of the sponsors of the sculpture’s Atlanta visit. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Members of the unveiling delegation remove the covering from the “Angels Unawares” sculpture during a ceremony on Jan. 7. The sculpture is available for viewing by the public from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The church’s teachings on immigration are reflected in the “Angels Unawares” sculpture that depicts more than 140 immigrants over different periods in history. The immigrants are closely packed on a boat with the Holy Family. The sculpture will be on display in the upper school quad at Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, until Feb. 3. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Holy Spirit Preparatory School students and adults get a close-up look at the “Angels Unawares” sculpture. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The bronze “Angels Unawares” sculpture is 20 feet long and weighs 3.5 tons. It’s a second casting of the one that was originally commissioned by Pope Francis and handcrafted by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz. Although the original casting is displayed in St. Peter’s Square, this one will have a permanent place on the campus of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Photo By Michael Alexander

With assistance from Holy Spirit Preparatory School junior Max Bendig, left, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., blesses the “Angels Unawares” sculpture during a Jan. 12 ceremony. Through Feb. 3, the sculpture is available for viewing by the public from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Sculpture display to continue through February 3 at Holy Spirit

Organizers of the “Angels Unawares” sculpture display at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta are hoping Catholics will invite members of the community at large to see the monument to migration.