Dedication & Blessing of Memorial Bench in Honor of Fr. Brian Lowery, O.S.A.

The cloister courtyard of Convento Sant’Agostino in San Gimignano now hosts a travertine marble bench to honor the memory of Fr. Brian Lowery, O.S.A., who served in San Gimignano for many years. The bench was created by Brian’s good friend and sculptor, Marco Di Piazza and is in the shape of a boat. 

It represents the journey we all take in life and offers the visitor a place to sit in silence and to listen. The blessing and dedication took place on April 30, 2022 in the presence of the Community of Augustinians assigned to Convento Sant’Agostino, the Mayor of San Gimignano and more than 75 invited guests from Belgium, Holland, England, Italy and the USA.  

Two Ukranian refugee girls helped the artist to unveil the beautiful memorial and sculpture. Music was provided by the San Gimignano Chorus and testimonies were offered by Fr. Joseph Farrell, O.S.A., Prof. Joseph Kelley, Marco Di Piazza, and other friends. A live stream link was set up so that Brian’s family and friends from all over the world could view the event.

We invite you to watch Fr. Joseph Farrell’s heartfelt testimony of Fr. Brian’s legacy by clicking here.