Priest and Sculptor
An exhibition of the works of Dominican priest and sculptor Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P, will be on display at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer from Sep 23-Oct 15. The exhibit includes four pieces permanently present in the church as well as a special display of maquettes related to McGlynn’s statue of Our Lady of Fatima on loan from Providence College.
Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P., 1906-1977 was a Dominican Priest and trained sculptor who viewed his art as part of his apostolic mission. He earned a diploma in sculpture from the Royal Academy in Rome in 1934 and later studied at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, under the guidance of Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. Fr. McGlynn is most famous for his statue of Our Lady of Fatima that adorns the front of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, where Sts. Jacinta and Francisco Marta were canonized by Pope Francis this year.
This exhibit, sponsored by the St. John Paul II Society and made possible through the cooperation of Providence College, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and the dedication of the Shrine of the St. John Paul II Society.