Sculpture & Writing Created by: Sr. Marie Pierre Semler, M.M.
(Color shown is skin tone)
At the dawn of Christmas day the newly born Light of the World rests in the warmth of Mary’s arms. A new light has dawned upon us. Mankind’s prayer,” O that you would rend the heavens and come down” has been fulfilled. Christ, the Light of Life is with us. In the book of Daniel there is a foretelling of His coming.
In Daniel’s account of his experience in a dream he says in part: “Next I saw the arrival of a Man – or, so he seemed to be – brought there on clouds from heaven, he approached the Ancient of Days and was presented to him. He was given the ruling power and glory over all the nations of the world, so that all people of every language must obey him. His power is eternal – it will never end; his government shall never fall.” Daniel 7:13. This we know is true, for at the time of His Ascension into Heaven He told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in Heaven and earth, therefore go and make disciples in all nations..and be sure of this – that I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Matt. 28:18.
This statue was modeled in clay and cast in stone 1961.