Our Lady of Banneux - Coal Center, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 40° 04.998 W 079° 53.787
17T E 594085 N 4437586
Quick Description: A statue of Mary with the title of Our Lady of Banneux at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Coal Center, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2022 6:34:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM16BDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at Mount Calvary Cemetery on Highpoint Drive near Coal Center, Pennsylvania. The statue is near the main entrance to the cemetery, in a row of 19 statues of saints and Old Testament prophets. It has the title "Our Lady of Banneux" on the base and shows Mary standing, holding a book in her hand.

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.

The title of Our Lady of Banneux refers to when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a 12-year-old girl in Banneux, Belgium eight times in 1933. Mary referred to herself as "the virgin of the poor" and asked for a chapel to be built. Many miraculous cures have been reported by visitors of the shrine.

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Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Mount Calvary Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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