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‘Saints Alive’

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By Sharon Warner

"Saints Alive! Living Statues" appeared on the steps of the Kentucky Center for the Arts in commemoration of All Saints' Day. The purpose of the appearance was to raise public awareness of All Saints' Day and the real-life heroes the church honors on this day each year. Third- through eighth-grade students at Corpus Christi chose a saint from history, memorized a short presentation on that person’s life and, with assistance from art teacher Ann Horn (back row at right) and fifth-sixth-grade teacher Maureen Simon (front), dressed in saintly attire and were spray painted from head to toe to look like statues. While posing on the steps of the Center for the Arts, they each "froze" in position and came to "life" when a passerby came near to give their memorized presentation, and then returned to their statue-state. The four "animals" in the front of the picture are Gargoyles – whom history tells us were special guardians of the saints.