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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Theme Day - Statues - Our Lady Help of Christians

 
Our Lady Help of Christians is the Patroness of Australia and her feast day is 24th May. The month of May is Our Lady's month, so it seemed somehow fitting to choose a statue of Our Lady for this month's theme day. Little is known about this beautiful statue other than it was donated in the 19th century.

In 1844, Mary, under the title of Our Lady Help of Christians was chosen as the Patroness of Australia at the First Provincial Synod of Sydney although this wasn't confirmed by the Holy See until 1852, due to the decree going astray in Bishop Pompallier's mislaid suitcase!


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Today's Quote: Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings - Chrysostom.

15 comments:

Denise said...

A lovely image and a very nice post.

J Bar said...

It's very colourful.
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brattcat said...

Beautiful choice. How is your grandson?

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful choice, lovely statue.

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Theme Day ~ Statue

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable statue and very beautiful post!
Hugs
Léia

lv2scpbk said...

What can you say to this one except...Beautiful!

My blog is here Barb's Blog Hope you can take a look. Happy theme day!

B SQUARED said...

Looks like an interesting church. So much of 'church art' is of unknown origin. Except the really well-known pieces, of course.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely photo!

Rob and Mandy said...

A mislaid suitcase? Must check this. Nice shot!

Leif Hagen said...

A heavenly statue to show us on theme day! Lovely!

Louis la Vache said...

What a beautiful statue and interesting story for Theme Day.

Pour le 1er Mai, «Louis» vous donne un bouquet de Muguet!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

diane said...

A beautiful statue. So sorry to hear about your grandson. I hope he is OK.

Leif Hagen said...

How goes, BFG?! I'm missing your daily photo posting.... Hope all is well with you and yours!
Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo

Sonia. said...

the images of saints cause me very strong inner peace, the environment in which are situated always helps, but the way in which they are made up, the expression of the eyes is all too real.
very successful this picture, being in a dark place and brightness of the Virgin.

a greeting! .. lots of kisses and take care

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.