Homeless Jesus Project

“Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40

In his Letter to Young People in 2018, Pope Francis wrote, “A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts, your desire to change, and your generosity. Do not be afraid to listen to the Spirit who proposes bold choices; do not delay when your conscience asks you to take risks in following the Master.”

About the Sculpture

A visual representation of Matthew 25, this sculpture suggests that Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. The Christ figure is shrouded in a blanket with His face covered; the only indication that the figure is Jesus being the visible wounds on the feet. The life-size version of the work provides enough room for someone to sit on the bench.

Purpose and Impact on our Community

In bringing this powerful work of art and faith to our community, Our Lady of Widsom Newman Center aims to:

  • Dignify and raise awareness of the homeless, while lifting their spirits so that they might see Christ within themselves
  • Challenge and inspire society to be more compassionate and charitable, and to act upon that inspiration

About the Artist

Timothy P. Schmalz is a world-renowned sculptor of Christian-themed works from Saint Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, with a true vocation for creating sacred art.