Outside Washington’s cathedral: Blessing ‘When I Was Naked’

The Deacon's Bench | 11/19/2019 | Staff
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The statue by the great Timothy Schmalz was blessed to mark the World Day of the Poor.

From the cathedral’s website:

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On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the 3rd World Day of the Poor, Msgr. Jameson led a crowd of 11:30am Mass-goers to the sidewalk along Rhode Island Avenue for the blessing of a special new statue.

The bronze sculpture, “When I Was Naked” was recently installed at the foot of the Cathedral steps. As Msgr. noted before the blessing, the statue will stand as a constant reminder to look for Christ in the poor and vulnerable in our daily encounters.

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Another sculpture of “When I Was Naked” can be seen at St. Peter in Chains Basilica in Rome.


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that Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

he told them this parable:


and all the nations will be assembled before him.

as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

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He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.

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from the foundation of the world.

or thirsty and give you drink?


or naked and clothe you?

into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.


but the righteous to eternal life.”

Let us pray to God the...
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