Blessed Virgin Mary - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 04.346 W 080° 12.623
17T E 565320 N 4658120
Quick Description: A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Erie, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2020 5:16:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM12VQV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located Gate of Heaven Cemetery along West Lake Road in Erie, Pennsylvania. The statue depicts St. Mary wearing a crown, with her arms outstretched, and standing on a serpent. The statue is in the center of a circular brick patio, surrounded by three 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: Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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