St Michael the Archangel

by artist, Loura Dobbs

The overall design was inspired by the words of French poet Antole France, “The archangel Michael took supreme command. He reassured their minds by his serenity.  His countenance, wherein his soul was visible, expressed contempt for danger.”  This 14 foot high bronze, exudes security, provides protection with his wings, a gentleness as he extends his right hand, and supreme power by his strength.  He stands guard at the top of the bridge, leading pilgrims to the Basilica Church.