Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Our Lady of the New Millennium

Our Lady of the New Millennium

Yesterday, with several friends we drove to St. John in Indiana where the Shrine of the Passions of Christ is located. Upon approaching the Shrine, the imposing image of Our Lady of the New Millenium is the first thing you see.

To Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians the Virgin Mary is highly revered but I have not seen an image of her this tall. It is made of stainless steel and three stories high. After travelling in the Chicago area for 10 years, it finally found a home at the shrine although it was originally meant to remain in Chicago.

The monument was commissioned by Oak Lawn resident Carl Demma who died in 1999, a year after it was finished. The shrine is less than an hour from Chicago by car.

This is my entry to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument, here.

365 Project: Day 101

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5 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. Amy says:

    You really captured the majesty of the monument!


  2. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Amy. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out because I was against the sun.


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  4. viveka says:

    Wow … that was a massive piece. Wonderful shot – and with a person in the photo is gives the greatness in the statue.


  5. bebs1 says:

    Thanks Viveka, it is really monumental. One can see it from the far distance.


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