Blessed Virgin Mary - Harborcreek, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 10.673 W 079° 57.172
17T E 586479 N 4670057
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Harborcreek, PA
Waymark Code: WM14H65
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 07/09/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Our Lady of Mercy Church on Bartlett Road in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania.

The statue is at the center of a large garden in the churchyard to the south of the main church building. The garden was once a rose garden, but now is a mix of plants and bushes. A nearby plaque indicates that the garden was dedicated to Msgr. James Sperry in 1986. 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: Our Lady of Mercy Church

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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