Happy landings for St. Paul
A new statue of St. Paul crafted in Italy arrived Friday, Aug. 15, at its new home in the courtyard outside the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas.
Thought to be the first exterior sculpture of St. Paul in the city limits, it was carefully uncrated and hoisted by crane onto a 9-foot pedestal, creating a impressive centerpiece for the courtyard.
About 10 workers, interested onlookers and the statue's donors and family members were on hand for for the its three-hour installation, which began early in the morning. Retired St. Paul businessman John Michel and his wife, Catherine, Nativity of Our Lord parishioners and residents of St. Paul’s Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, also were the donors of the metropolitan cross outside the seminary's courtyard. The couple is pictured in the slide show above.
Learn more about the statue here.