When our parish searched for a Saint John Berchmans statue and other memorabilia to give as gifts to our altar servers, students and parishioners, we discovered a lack of statues. Therefore, we commissioned Art Studio Demetz in Italy to design, sculpt and prototype a smaller version similar to the white statue of St. John that stands in the center of the high altar, the reredos, in the Cathedral (see statue on right).
The prototype created is also a white statue, made of resin, and stands almost 8″ tall. Please see information below on how to acquire one of these statues.
In 2014, a professional artist took our white statue and beautifully enhanced it by applying antique finishes (ivory, bronze and clay).
Consider one of the above St. John Berchmans statues for students, Confirmands and Altar Servers. All statues are identical, with different finishes. Left to right: Antique Ivory, Antique Bronze, Full Color, Antique Clay, Original White (purely mimics the statue made in the early 1900s that is found in our reredos – see upper right picture)
Full Color, hand-painted (SOLD OUT)
White: $20 (SOLD OUT)
Clay: $65 (SOLD OUT)
Materials: Resin Composite
Height: 7 3/4 in
Width: 2 in
Life-Size Statue in Cathedral Reredos
Below – Miniature Statues available
Contact: Carol or call our Cathedral office 318-221-5296
After placing your order, there are two options for donations: place your check in the mail (939 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA, 71101, Attn: Carol) or on online. Thank you!!
Click here to learn more about our Patron St. John Berchmans. Also visit our website, www.sjbdevotion.org.