Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary, or Mary, was chosen by God to be the mother of Jesus. In the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel explains to Mary: “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.” The feast day for Mary, Mother of God, is celebrated Jan. 1.

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands on North Campus. The original statue, a gift of Theresa Davidson who was the foster sister of Sister Mary Isabelle Logan, was damaged. In its place is the statue taken from the Sisters of Providence Cemetery when the present memorial for Sisters of Providence buried elsewhere was erected in 1984.

(This entry by Sister Eileen Ann Kelley, former Sisters of Providence archivist.)