All 12 Apostles Now Grace Oratory

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:43

apostles12It's taken about six months, but statues of all 12 apostles now are nestled into their niches above the main doors of the Ave Maria Oratory.

The first three statues were installed in January and have been added periodically since then as donors for them came forward.

The statues were crafted in northern Italy, of cast bronze covered in 24-karat gold leaf.

From left to right, they are: St. Peter, St. Andrew, St. James, St. John, St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, St. Thomas, St. Matthew, St. James the Less, St. Thaddeus, St. Simon and St. Mathais.

(Photos courtesy of Ave Maria University)