About the Legacy
Placing beacons of love and light across the world
Historically, Michelangelo said he felt the Holy Spirit guiding his hands when he created his art. Carved from a single piece of marble, Michelangelo created one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, the Pieta. A sculpture endowed with such grace and beauty that it touches the hearts of all who stand before it, compelling them to look beyond themselves, their circumstances, and simply, yet profoundly, experience the love and compassion of our Lord. Michelangelo envisioned sharing his art with the world so that all people could be blessed by it. 70 years ago, the mission to fulfill Michelangelo’s vision began.
In 1948, the first two of the twelve posthumous artist proofs of the Pieta were cast in bronze from molds meticulously derived from the original marble sculpture in order to be able to faithfully recreate in every detail, a divine replica of Michelangelo’s original masterpiece.