Our Lady of the Sparrow - New Castle, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 41° 00.092 W 080° 20.889
17T E 554820 N 4539131
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the title of Our Lady of the Sparrow, at Saint Mary Church in New Castle, PA
Waymark Code: WM15XKT
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 03/18/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at Saint Mary Church on the corner of West North and North Beaver Streets in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The statue is in a small gazebo to the east of the church. The statue depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus with a sparrow in her left hand. The base of the statue has the title, "Our Lady of the Sparrow." There are three plaques on the base of the statue. One is titled, "Purification of a Leper," and includes verses from the book of Leviticus which explains how an offering of two sparrows is required for the purification of leprosy. Another of the plaques has an image of the Pieta and a poem by Father Dougherty. The third plaque has another poem by Father Dougherty titled, "Our Lady of the Sparrow."

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: St. Mary Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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