Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Communications Department - Archdiocese of Miami
MIAMI | A traveling bronze, life-sized sculpture entitled “Angels Unawares” is now on display at Miami’s Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., until April 8.
Pope Francis unveiled the original sculpture, created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 29, 2019, the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Like the original, the replica weighs 3.5 tons and is 20-feet long. It features indigenous people, Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Joseph, Mary and Jesus, people from war-torn countries, and Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, patroness of immigrants, among many others. Above the 140 refugees crowded on the raft are the wings of an angel, a reference to the sculpture’s name and to the New Testament’s Hebrews 13:2: “Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels unawares.”
Find out more by visiting www.angelsunawares.org and scanning the QR code below.