Statue of the Blessed Virgin

1902

  • "Mount Saint Mary officially opened on September 8, 1902. Formal ceremonies climaxed with the dedication of the statue of the Blessed Mother which stood on the entrance arch of the campus." (page 11 of A Retrospective).

 

1925

  • "A statue of the Blessed Virgin, patroness of Marywood College, was recently set in place, in the niche made for it over the entrance. A simple but impressive ceremony was carried out yesterday afternoon when the blessing of the statue took place. At 3:00 o'clock the students of the college and seminary assembled and after singing of several student choruses, the assembly was addressed by Rev. T. J. McHugh. Chaplain of Marywood. After an explanation by Father McHugh of the significance of the patronage of the Blessed Virgin, the statue was blessed by Rev. James Kilpatrick, a nephew of Rev. A. T. Broderick, the donor of the statue. (newspaper article) @1925
  • "Through the kindness and generosity of the late Reverend Anthony T. Broderick , of St. Mary's, Dunmore, a marble statue of the Sacred Heart of Mary has been placed in the niche over the entrance to the new Arts Building at Marywood College. ... A light above the statue will keep it illuminated all night and shows forth the benign beauty of the image....The blessing took place at three o'clock last Thursday, February 19th, with fitting ceremony. The students, in cap and gown, assembled on the front campus and a selected chorus sang several appropriate hymns to the Blessed Virgin.