Monday, July 15, 2024

New Statues in the Church

Two new statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary flank the church’s baptismal font.

Crafted decades ago by the famed Florentine ceramic sculptor Eugenio Pattarino, these two depictions of Saint Mary are perfect additions to the baptismal font. Saint Mary, who was immaculately conceived, had no need of baptism, yet she must rejoice as today’s new Christians are freed of original sin and are welcomed into the family of Jesus Christ.

The first statue was given by Sister Eileen Ward and Sister Mary Murrihy to the Church of Saint Mary to be displayed in a public place so that it may be enjoyed by everyone. It is a classic Madonna and Child.


The second statue is entitled Maria Immaculata, and is a gift from the Verret family, in honor of Betty & Lloyd Verret, longtime administrator of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

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