Thursday, January 22, 2009

Relocation of Historic St Paul Statue In New York

This January a very large statue of St Paul was relocated from the former property of the Daughters of St Paul on Staten Island, NY. to the property of the Society of St. Paul. The statue was brought over from Italy by the first Daughters of St Paul in the United States. The transfer of the statue has become part of the Pauline Family celebration for the Year of St Paul. Brother Peter said there are "only two of its kind in the world." The twin statue is located in the Society's General Government in Rome. Francesco Nagni was the painter, architect and sculptor of the statue of St. Paul. In 1914 Nagni was appointed as superintendent of various monuments in Rome. This Sunday, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, there will be a celebration of the Pauline Family held at the Society of St Paul. On this occassion there will be a blessing of this historic statue.

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