Blessed Virgin Mary - Erie, PA
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N 42° 06.522 W 080° 03.453
17T E 577918 N 4662274
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WM14MDZ
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 07/26/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church on the corner of East 34th and Wallace Streets in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The statue on the west side of the church on a stone pedestal. The statue depicts Mary with her hands folded in prayer, standing on a globe, with a serpent under her feet, a reference to Genesis 3:15, "I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."

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: Sts. Peter and Paul Church

Entrance Fee: None

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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