Our Lady of Guadalupe - Meadville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 41° 38.039 W 080° 09.375
17T E 570276 N 4609482
A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Mary of Grace Church in Meadville, PA
Waymark Code: WM162DD
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 04/19/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05
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This statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located at Saint Mary of Grace Church on Water Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The statue is in a garden on the southeast side of the church. It depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared to Saint Juan Diego in what is now Mexico in 1531. A plaque on the base of the statue states that it was donated in memory of Frank and Jennie Costa in 2011.

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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in regard to her visitation of Saint Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "Mary appeared to Juan Diego, who was an Aztec convert to Christianity, on December 9 and again on December 12, 1531. During her first apparition she requested that a shrine to her be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill (now in a suburb of Mexico City). The bishop demanded a sign before he would approve construction of a church, however. Mary then appeared a second time to Juan Diego and ordered him to collect roses. In a second audience with the bishop, Juan Diego opened his cloak, letting dozens of roses fall to the floor and revealing the image of Mary imprinted on the inside of the cloak—the image that is now venerated in the Basilica of Guadalupe."

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Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint Mary of Grace Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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