Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Woonsocket
South Dakota

N 2nd Avenue
(St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church)

St. Mary

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

Woonsocket /  St. Mary   Woonsocket /  St. Mary

Description

Statue of Mary on a globe with a snake under her feet.

Inscription(s)


in memory of
RICHARD C. DANKEY
capt. u.s. air force
apr. 17, 1948 - sept. 26, 1976

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:

Tags

Location (N 44°3'20" - W 98°16'44")

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Item Code: ussd61; Photograph: 21 October 2010
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