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