Blessed Virgin Mary - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 08.336 W 080° 03.474
17T E 577852 N 4665631
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Saint Casimir Church in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WM12R41
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 07/05/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Saint Casimir Church (Our Mother of Sorrows Parish) along Atkins Street, between Hess Avenue and Brandes Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The statue depicts St. Mary wearing a blue mantle with her arms outstretched. The statue is surrounded by a small garden and two large flower pots.

The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated by Christians as the Mother of the Word Incarnate, Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a young girl betrothed to St. Joseph, Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel and told that she would conceive a son by the Holy Ghost, who would be the Son of God. In humble obedience to the divine messenger, Mary replied, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word." In Bethlehem, her Son was born and was adored by shepherds and kings. As is known throughout the world, this Son, Jesus Christ, went on to suffer on the cross and rise again, offering salvation to the world through Him. Today, Mary is venerated as the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint Casimir Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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