Thoughts from the artist...
Not often enough am I at my best, yielded to the Lord God my maker,
resisting not the mercies that flow from His Throne.
In those brief moments when my will consents to be part of things
greater than itself, the floodgates open and I am filled with faith,
hope, and love. From this reserve of wealth come gifts, such as
my agreement to embrace the St. Peregrine Project. The strength
and inspiration to carry out my part, and the grace to grow closer
to Christ through it.
For all of this I am thankful. Yet most of all I am filled with
joy to share in the love that brought us all together in remembrance
of Christ and of Father Robert Dmitri.
While laboring upon the statue, I turned my meditations to Christ's
suffering and the hope that sustained St. Peregrine through his
suffering. It was an enormous challenge for me to convey this, which
has so inspired the beloved Father Dmitri.
Struggling within myself during this period, the advent of my appearance
before the Parole Board, serenity enveloped me while I embraced
the Saint Peregrine statue and clutched the Cross. Through tears
shed on his shoulder, I felt hope kindled within me.
It is my prayer that all in need are blessed with
the kindling of hope within, through embracing the gifts God has
given us in Christ-like examples of St. Peregrine and Father Dmitri.
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