Thursday, February 24, 2011

55/365: St. Mary of Victories

Our Lady of Hungary

As well as you know St. Louis, you might never see this statue. St. Mary of Victories Hungarian Catholic Church is almost underneath the Interstate 55 viaduct just south of the Arch grounds, on a narrow street hemmed in by the highway and neighboring industrial buildings. I found it long ago on one on my weekend prowls in odd corners of the city. It remains an active parish - I see people going in and out on Sunday morning - although no one lives nearby. This statue of the Virgin (or the BVM, for Blessed Virgin Mary, as we used to call her in my Catholic elementary school) is on something like an alley on the side of the building. She is almost hidden. It doesn't look like she wants company.

Arch 2011-02-13 4 It's Thursday Arch Series with Brad again on St. Louis Daily Photo.

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