Sculpture of Mother Pauline von Mallinckrodt


Friends, I'm posting this image (already in the "Liturgical Work" gallery at left) for a certain visitor this morning.  This sculpture -- about four feet tall and 300 pounds of plasticine -- was created while working with the Rohn liturgical arts company of Pittsburgh, more than twenty years ago. It represents the Blessed Mother Pauline.  She's standing with a blind child, one of those for whom this German nun was advocate and protector. I was fortunate not only to create this piece but to travel to Rome with some hundred and eighty Sisters for the beatification ceremonies. Truly a rare adventure; many a tale connected there, to be sure.

I must run about headless chicken-wise now, but I will share a rather charming coincidence later, perhaps this evening. 

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