This statue was hand-carved in Val Gardena, located in the Alps of northern Italy. This area has been the home of talentedsculptors who have handed down their skills from generation to generation for over 400 years.
Not Catholic? Don't let that stop you. The experience is universal. Brother Joseph's miniatures capture Western even some eastern images. The out door setting invites thought and meditation. Bells reminded me of a call for prayer in Cairo. The birds will gladden any nature lover's heart. Peaceful for those who yearn for it but no doubt punctuated by Catholic tradition and artifacts: December 2019
Beautiful place! The staff is helpful and courteous. The gift shop has a very nice variety of religious items.: December 2019