The molten bronze for the new church bell was poured in late August at the Paccard Foundry in Annecy, France. The bell mold is shown in the picture. Although the pouring takes only a minute, the bell cools slowly for 2 to 3 days before the mold is removed and the bell is polished.
The bell will then make its journey across the Atlantic to the Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry home city in Charleston, South Carolina. From there it will be transferred to Minnesota.
The blessing of the bell ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 25th.