The Manila Cathedral in Intramuros will soon have the image of the “Homeless Jesus”, the famous sculpture by Timothy P. Schmalz.
Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula will unveil and bless the image on April 10, Palm Sunday, before the 10 a.m. Mass on the patio of Manila Cathedral.
“We thank artist Timothy Schmalz for choosing Manila Cathedral for his sculpture. Our deepest gratitude also to the patron who generously donated the image, and to Mr. Eric S. Catabijan for facilitating this project,” the cathedral said in a Facebook post.
The “Homeless Jesus” is an artwork that depicts Jesus, identifiable by the wounds on his feet, sleeping on a street bench wrapped in a blanket.
Schmalz brought Jesus into a relatable human context to allow people to feel a greater closeness and accessibility to Christ.
Manila Cathedral said the sculpture will be unveiled in time for Holy Week, so Catholic worshipers can reflect using this visual prayer.
Palm Sunday is also celebrated in the country as “Alay-Kapwa Sunday” when special collections are dedicated to the poor.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE DAILY NEWSLETTER
CLICK HERE TO JOIN