Boston College is honored to be the inaugural stop for the cross-country tour of the second casting of Angels Unawares. The 3.5-ton sculpture, which draws its inspiration from Hebrews 13:2, arrived October 31 and will remain installed on the Boston College campus in O'Neill Plaza for the month of November. A full slate of virtual programming and events featuring the artist and Boston College faculty are scheduled throughout the month. All events are free and require registration.
At the request of Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Holy See's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the sculpture was designed by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz to draw attention to the global phenomenon of migration and the "evangelical challenge of welcoming," as described by Pope Francis.
After spending time this summer at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the sculpture is embarking on a year-long tour, after which it will be permanently installed at the Catholic University of America.