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detail of Synagoga looking to Ecclesia, clay version by Joshua Koffman
detail of Synagoga looking to Ecclesia, clay version by Joshua Koffman
On his last day in the United States Pope Francis stopped at St Joseph's University to see a completed statue by Philadelphia artist Joshua Koffman. The statue depicts Jewish and Christian cultures sharing their scriptures. See this St. Joseph's website for history of Synagoga and Ecclesia and the development of the statue: http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/archives/Sculpture%20development.html http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/pope-francis-blesses-statue-celebrating-catholic-jewish-relations-on-us-tour/ http://www.timesofisrael.com/pope-francis-visits-catholic-jewish-statue-in-philadelphia/

Marie Miller Silent NightFinding Catholic Artists is harder than I thought.  There are many Catholic Artists out there, especially if you include fine art, sculpture, architecture, music and film.  Here's a youtube by a Catholic artist that is just beautiful http://www.mariemillermusic.com/video/video-8-5/
9/30/2015 Guess who sang for Pope Francis?