Friday, March 27, 2015

Religious bronze statue to travel from Italy to San Juan basilica

By Emily Sides
A 10-foot bronze statue of the Virgin Mary sits completed in the Italian foundry where it was created. The statue will find a permanent home in a redesigned entrance at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle - National Shrine in San Juan. courtesy photo
TEXAS---The nearly one-mile walk around the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine grounds has 30 bronze statues showing a dozen scenes of Jesus Christ and the cross, known as the Stations of the Cross. That five-year art project was completed in 1993. Italian woodcrafter Edmund Rabanser created the life-sized statutes first in wood before they were cast in bronze. [link]