Christ & His Church -
Christ & His Church -

Setting Forth the Sacraments High Relief Bronze St Richard's Catholic Church Jackson, MS Large high relief bronze

Setting Forth the Sacraments (right)
Setting Forth the Sacraments (right)

The bronze ribbon that connects one side of the wall to the other intersects 7 medallions, each representing a sacrament of the Catholic Church

Christ & His Church....
Christ & His Church....

This half-figure of Christ is twice life-size and looks down at the viewer. The 'arc' says "Christ is died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again" which is recited in the mass.

Setting Forth the Sacraments (left)
Setting Forth the Sacraments (left)

The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Baptism

Medallion (prior to installation) of the "Christ & His Church - Setting Forth the Sacraments"

Baptism
Baptism

Detail symbolized as water being poured from a scallop shell

Baptism
Baptism

Detail symbolized as water being poured from a scallop shell

Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation
Sacrament of Confirmation

Bronze medallion prior to installation

Confirmation
Confirmation

Detail The symbolism for Confirmation is an open door with the light of Christ (symbolized by the cross) shining forth

Sacrament of Communion
Sacrament of Communion

Communion is symbolized with the elements of the Eucharists - the Host and Chalice

Sacrament of Confession
Sacrament of Confession

The Sacrament of Confession is symbolized by the Holy Spirit shown as the dove and as the fire from Pentecost

Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage is symbolized by two interlocking wedding bands

Sacrament of Holy Orders
Sacrament of Holy Orders

Holy Orders is symoblized by an open Bible

Sacrament of Annointing the Sick
Sacrament of Annointing the Sick

Also described as Holy Unction and Last Rites - the symbol for Anointing the sick is a branch of olives representing the oil of anointing.

Sacrament of Anointing the Sick
Sacrament of Anointing the Sick

Detail showing the olive branches