Homeless Jesus

On the evening of the 21st February, over 300 people gathered to hear Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and a committed Catholic, speaking on ‘Art and Faith’ at Farm Street Church in Mayfair.Artists from all spheres, including high-profile painters such as James Gillick, gathered for the talk which marked the launch of Catholic Creators, a new initiative dedicated to supporting and connecting Catholic artists from across the UK. Led by artists for artists, the group will...
Archbishop Edward Adams blesses Homeless Jesus
           "A symbol of how we should let the stranger, and the least in our community, inside our hearts”. These were the words of the sculptor Timothy Schmalz on the occasion of the formal blessing of his life-size bronze statue Homeless Jesus, by Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, at Farm Street Jesuit Church on Tuesday.Archbishop Adams celebrated a solemn mass with Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop...
Homily by Dr Paul O'Reilly SJ on the occasion of the blessing of the Homeless Jesus statue at Farm Street Church.'Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.'I first want to say how delighted I am to be here and how privileged I feel to be asked to preach on the occasion of the installation of the Homeless Jesus in Farm Street Church. It is an image that is very dear to my heart and I am glad that the homeless Jesus has at last found...
Solemn sung mass and blessing by Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, followed by presentations in the church by George O’Neill, CEO of Cardinal Hume Centre, and Sarah Teather, Director of JRS UK.Light refreshments will be offered in the Hall. All are welcome to this special evening to raise awareness of homeless issues in our city.Read more about the Homeless Jesus at Farm Street
This challenging statue by Timothy Schmalz depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. His face and hands are obscured by a blanket, but crucifixion wounds on his feet reveal his identity.  The statue, which has been described as a visual translation of Jesus’ admonition  “as you did it to one of the least of my brothers, so you did it to me,” can now be found in Farm Street Jesuit Church.The statue is located inside the church before the altar in the side chapel of...