Holy Art

Blessed Luigi Biraghi, Chatedral of Milano

 

Beato Luigi Biraghimarmo di Candoglia

Blesses Luigi Biraghi
 Candoglia marble

Statue commissioned in 2010 by the Sisters Marcelline to celebrate their founder Luigi Biraghi, who was beatified in 2006.

The sculpture was placed, after a solemn inauguration, in a niche of the capital of one of the four pillars of the presbitery of the Duomo in Milan.

Beato Luigi Biraghimarmo di Candoglia

Blessed Luigi Biraghi
Candoglia marble

Luigi Biraghi is represented as a cultured man: his act is that of a man of culture, who responds to our questions while he is moving to us and while he is writing.

His body is carved arched from welcoming the other. At the base of the composition are placed the high bell tower of the Canons of the basilica of St Ambrose, whose Biraghi was an honorary member, and the emblem of St. Charles, model of Luigi Biraghi together with Sant’Ambrogio.

The collaboration with the Sisters Marcelline had already conducted in the previous years, to the realization of a terracotta relief, dedicated to the path of the Sisters Marcelline and three portraits in terracotta relief of the founders Luigi Biraghi, Marina Videmari and Marianna Sala.