Original – Clay 1947
Sculpture & Writing Created by
Sr. Marie Pierre Semler M.M.
(color shown is skin tone)
This sculpture is a detail of the crucifix depicting Christ as out Elder Brother who purchasing our redemption and uniting us to Himself restores us to our Father and gives us to His Mother. He presented mankind to His Mother from the cross. Looking upon her He said: “Woman, behold thy son.” To John, as our representative, He said: “behold thy Mother.” When she looks upon Him she must also see us, who now share in His inheritance, and looking upon us she must also see her First Born Son. He has knit mankind as closely to himself that the same Life Blood flows through all His members, and the five wounds which we have given Him speak of us, who are still in the world, to all who Behold Him in Heaven.
“Whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister and mother.” Matt. 12:50