Sculpture & Writing Created by:
Sr. Marie Pierre Semler, M.M.
(Color shown is skin tone)
Original – Clay 1959
Stone – 1973
He who owns Heaven and earth came to live in our midst in poverty. He chose to be born to parents who circumstances rendered homeless. In this representation, He shares the only shelter that Mary and Joseph had to offer – their garments. Emphasis has been given to this in the structure of their cloaks.
From Isaiah we receive the titles of the Holy One who is to come: He will be called the Prince Of Peace which tells us one reason why He chose to be born in the poverty of a stable cave – where could He have found greater peace” Herod lived in a palace and when word came to him of a newly born King, he had no peace and planned death for the newly born Prince of Peace.
Figures are of cast stone and are mounted on wood.