Garden Sanctuary Pieta Sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti. A famous example by Michelangelo is located in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. This Pieta Sculpture is an estate-sized garden reproduction of original statue that was found just outside the church of Santa Croce, Michelangelo’s final resting place in Florence. One of the things that has amazed us about Michelangelo’s breathtaking Pieta is that his vision began with a rough block of marble hauled out of the quarries at Carrara, Italy. This replica is cast in weather-resistant quality designer resin for outdoor garden use.
Pietà is one of the three common artistic representations of a sorrowful Virgin Mary, the other two being Mater Dolorosa (Mother of Sorrows) and Stabat Mater (here stands the mother). The scene of the Pieta shows the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross, but before he was placed in the tomb. This is one of the key events from the life of the Virgin, known as the Seven Sorrows of Mary, which were the subject of Catholic devotional prayers.
There is a very popular prayer book available called the Pieta Prayer Book. It typically has either a blue (pocket size) or green cover (full-size) and the image of Michaelangelo’s Pieta on the front. The book is full of wonderful prayers and is very affordable.