The Butterfly Project & Pietà Dedication Ceremony

Join us on Friday, March 6 at 10:40 am in the Holy Family Event Center for The Butterfly Project and Pieta Dedication Ceremony.

We will unveil the Martha McRoskey Place of Peace. In this space, we will house a replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà. In the late 1930s, in fear of the Nazis destroying priceless works of art, the Vatican commissioned molds of sacred statues. Now through the generosity of OLP benefactors, including the Mogollon Coppel Family, OLP has been gifted a limited commissioned replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà, an exact 1:1 cast from the original sculpture.

The space will also house The Butterfly Project, which was founded by educator Jan Landau and artist Cheryl Rattner Price in 2006 at the San Diego Jewish Academy. OLP students have been participating in the project through the course "Examining the Holocaust Through Literature." This artistic and educational project memorializes the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and honors the survivors.

The Pietà and The Butterfly Project are joined together in the Martha McRoskey Place of Peace, which serves as an interfaith sacred space in honor of the work of our Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet that continues still today.