REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday, Vigil Mass, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
Madonna della Strada
Madonna della Strada
The new bronze statue of Mary in our prayer garden is called the Madonna della Strada, i.e., Our Lady of the Way/Street. It was fabricated by Conrad Moroder Studio in Ortisei in the Val Gardena, Italy, the same studio which produced the Cimabue crucifix in our church.
Second only to Jesus Christ, Mary the Mother of Jesus is the most painted or sculpted person in human history. Hundreds of thousands of paintings, drawings, statues, and icons of Mary have been crafted. Our Madonna della Strada is a contemporary statue of an ancient painting that dates to 5th century Rome. The title, Madonna della Strada, was attached to shrine established by the Astalli family in Rome at the crossroads of streets frequently walked by the popes.
In the 14th century a fresco (a painting on wet plaster) was completed by an unknown artist on the wall of the church that replaced the earlier shrine. The church was titled Madonna della Strada and was given by Pope Paul III to Saint Ignatius of Loyola and his Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). This fresco/painting has inspired countless reproductions and interpretations in both paintings and statuary. Our statue is a very contemporary interpretation of the Madonna della Strada.
Mary is depicted as a young mother, protecting her infant child. Her face reflects both serenity and anxiety, a primal concern for her child. The Conrad Moroder Studio office in Michigan reports that this is the most popular statue of Mary they produce.
Thank you to Ray & Ruth Brincks, whose gift to Our Second Century Campaign provided for the design & construction of our prayer garden. Thank you to Leo & Joleen Kasparbauer whose Our Second Century Campaign gift provided for our statue. Thank you to Mike Schultes Construction & Ron Gehling for engineering & installing the statue.
May Mary the Mother of Jesus & Our Blessed Mother watch over & protect us here at Saint Lawrence.
Beginning this fall…
1. Opportunity for contributing your Fair Share church support ONLINE, using your credit card.
2. A series of Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities you can participate in, either at home on your own computer or here in our Family Room or both.
I encourage you to take a look.
Click on computer to go to Online Giving web page.
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