Statues have long been a great source of comfort and strength in religious worship. The amount of impact the statue will have depends heavily on where it is placed. A well-lit, populated area is ideal. If you are wondering how to decide where to put your beautiful statue so that parishioners can use it during times of worship and reflection, then here are some of the most common places to consider.
Moments of solace are often needed when people are seeking answers, and a garden is an ideal place for reflection. An already tranquil, personal area can be made even more peaceful with the reminder of an ever-present being. Of the many kinds of religious supplies available, statues are perhaps the oldest and most traditional. The image of a god, saint, or other holy relic displayed in a garden combines the natural world and the comfort of prayer or meditation with the reminder of a Holy One keeping watch over one’s prayers.
Religious Libraries/Study Rooms
Having a physical reminder of a story can help keep that story close to the heart. In a room already full of religious supplies, a well-placed statue can enrich the study of a sacred text. Let these notable figures spur memories of a specific story or a set of stories, bringing them to life and reminding one of their importance.
The sanctuary is meant to be a place of togetherness, of gathering. While the garden is often the best place for a personal moment to be found, the sanctuary provides a different sort of intimacy through a fellowship with others. Statues depicting religious figures can remind the congregation of their stories, bravery, selflessness and the lessons they can teach. This can enhance a sense of unity and brotherhood.
You can include statues in the garden, library or sanctuary to enhance the religious experience. No matter where you place them, they can be wonderful reminders for parishioners to reflect on.