Blessed Virgin Mary - North East, PA
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N 42° 12.780 W 079° 50.683
17T E 595358 N 4674071
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Saint Gregory School in North East, PA
Waymark Code: WM12Z3D
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 08/10/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Saint Gregory School along West Main Street in North East, Pennsylvania. The statue depicts St. Mary with her arms outstretched. The statue is surrounded by shrubs and a garden, with stones listing benefactors' names forming a path in front of it.

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 Gregory School

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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