Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fitzgerald blessed a new statue titled “Welcoming Christ” May 21 at Archbishop Carroll High School, Radnor, in the presence of the students, faculty, administration, alumni and friends of the school community. The statue was designed by alumnus Lawrence “Doobie” Nowlan Jr., before his death in 2013. His wife Heather gave remarks at the dedication ceremony. See the full story here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

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The statue is unveiled at the entrance to Archbishop John Carroll High School’s Radnor campus.

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Bishop Michael Fitzgerald blesses the newly installed bronze statue.

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Archbishop Carroll students cheer the unveiling.

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Students listen to remarks by speakers during the dedication program.

Doobie Nowlan's wife Heather is presented with flowers

Students present flowers to Heather Nowlan (left), wife of the statue’s sculptor, Doobie Nowlan, who died in 2013.

Heather Nowlan and president Francis Fox

Heather Nowlan watches the unveiling of her late husband’s statue with Carroll President Francis Fox.

Heather Nowlan addresses the student body and guests

Heather Nowlan addresses the students and guests.

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The entire student body process from the school to the entrance of the campus for the statue blessing.

The entire student body processes from the school to the entrance of the campus for the dedication ceremony.

The entire student body process from the school to the entrance of the campus for the statue blessing.

Students walk to the school’s entrance in the procession.

Heather Nowlan and Bishop Fitzgerald applaud the unveiling of the statue.

Heather Nowlan and Bishop Fitzgerald applaud the unveiling of the statue.