Blessed Virgin Mary - Franklin, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 41° 23.565 W 079° 49.524
17T E 598197 N 4583023
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Saint Patrick Church in Franklin, PA
Waymark Code: WM1667F
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 05/16/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at Saint Patrick Church on the corner of 10th Street and Liberty Street (Route 322) in Franklin, Pennsylvania. The statue is in front of the church's rectory, to the south of the main church building. It is on a stone pedestal, which has a small plaque stating that the statue was given in memory of Joan Monaco by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Monaco. The statue depicts the Blessed Virgin with her hands folded in prayer, and a rosary draped over her right arm.

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 Patrick Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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