Blessed Virgin Mary - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 40° 26.838 W 079° 56.968
17T E 589086 N 4477934
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary next to Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA
Waymark Code: WM167KP
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 05/27/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at Saint Paul Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The statue is on the east side of cathedral in a small garden. An engraved stone at the base of the statue says, "This statue, affectionately known as 'Our Lady of Craig Street' stood high on the facade on the Cathedral Convent from 1927 until 2003. The bricks used to form this grotto are from the original convent building. We dedicate this grotto with gratitude for the faithful service of all the Sisters of Mercy who served St. Paul Cathedral for over 75 years. January 1, 2004."

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 Paul Cathedral

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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