Saint Joan of Arc Statue

John Cardinal Wright (1909-1979) was a staunch support in the early days of the University’s history. He had a life-long devotion to St. Joan of Arc. The statue of St. Joan of Arc in front of the John J. Wright library honors Cardinal Wright’s devotion to La Roche University.

The sculpture, an original design, was commission for the 2010 rededication of the Library. The chief artist is Paco Reyes from Esculturas de Diseno Italiano, whose studio is located in Bogota, Columbia.

Joan (1412-1431) clad in battle armor is depicted kneeling. The 48 inch sculpture is made of fiberglass casting with a bronze-like finish.