Pope Benedict and St. Oswald Church

A family member just returned from Southern Bavaria where, while moseying about doing a little site-seeing, he found Saint Oswald’s church, an important parish in the life of Joseph Ratzinger, and just outside the church, this:

My Photo, taken in Bavaria, 2012

My dear Papa! And my new wallpaper!

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  • http://annkissaneengelhart.com Ann

    I saw that bust of B16 in Traunstein. I my opinion, it is the nicest sculpture of the present pope that I have seen. It is a good likeness and it captures his calm strength.

    In fact, I am sorry to say, most are quite off…including the one in St.Patrick’s Cathedral commemorating his trip to NY.

    [I agree with you completely. This sculpture evokes his serious intellect, his strength, his very calm demeanor, and his purposefulness and I also think his warmth. I like it very much, and was so pleased to be given the picture! -admin]

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com EBL

    I like the sculpture.

  • kevin

    It’s a superb likeness. Incredibly life like.

  • Mark

    Wow, thanks for putting this up Anchoress. I love this Pope and it is the first time I have seen anything capture the man like this one has. I saw the one in NY and think the new Cardinal should bring in this artist to get it right. Amazing.

    By the way, how is your daughter in law? I stopped by the parish office this week to have a mass said for her and you as well next week. Of course also had my weekly mass for Greta confirmed as well.

  • http://www.robinhardy.com robin

    Glorious photos at the link. What a wonderful family life he had.

  • Patricia

    This is an exquitely done sculpture..really like it. Bravo to the artist.

  • Gail Finke

    What a great bust! I don’t usually like that “fingerprints still in the clay” style, it’s usually so messy and unfiinished looking. But this isn’t. And it looks just like he IS. It looks like he might just come alive and start talking!

    Now, if they would only put it on top of a giant open bell, like that Italian thing of Mussalini. I mean Pope John Paul II.