Blessed Virgin Mary - Erie, PA
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N 42° 06.347 W 080° 06.183
17T E 574160 N 4661910
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Saint Stephen of Hungary Church in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WM14DBR
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 06/16/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Saint Stephen of Hungary Church on West 21st Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. The statue is in a white brick grotto at the back of the parking lot, surrounded by a garden. The statue depicts Mary holding the child Jesus.

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 Stephen of Hungary Church

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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