Shrine of the Good Shepherd

San Damiano is the home of the Shrine of the Good Shepherd.

The thirty-five feet tall statue stands on a knoll rising eight feet above the walking paths leading to it and is surrounded by two large outstretched garden arms, symbolic of the welcoming and open arms of God, our Father. The entire area is immediately above the Ohio River on a 225 foot limestone bluff.

    The statue is a lost-cast bronze depiction of Christ rescuing the struggling lamb and holding it tenderly in His arms. Created by Robert Cassilly of Saint Louis, Missouri, the statue of Christ can be seen for many miles, from both the river below and from the State of Kentucky on the south shore of the Ohio River.

    Donations for the Statue of Christ, the Good Shepherd Shrine can be made in the form of memorial plaques at the base of the shrine.

     It is a place where people of all faiths can come and hear the comforting words of Jesus,

 

"I am the Good Shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me. I give them eternal life."