Archive for the ‘Doves’ Category

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Saint Francis of Assisi Communes With a Couple of His Fine Feathered Friends on the Grounds of St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 22, 2018)

A Dove in Flight (Representing Peace, Purity, and Ascension Into Heaven) Carved on a Gravestone Found at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 18,  2017)

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Doves, Symbolizing Peace and Purity, Began to Appear as a Common Gravetone Motif in the 19th Century, and Are Usually Found on the Tombstones of Women Who Died Young, Such as This One at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 7, 2015)

A Dove With Its Wings Spread Wide Carved in Stone Found in the Center of an Elaborate Headstone at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Uxbridge MA (Photo Courtesy of Dwayne Szlosek)

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A Child-Like Angel Communes With a Dove Which Has Alighted on Her Left Arm While Holding the Holy Bible in Her right Hand at Pine Grove Cemetery in Spencer, MA

A Dove in Flight Carved in Relief on the White Marble Gravestone of a Young Child From the Mid-1800’s Found in North Cemetery in Oxford, MA

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An American Flag Flutters in Front of a Pair of Snow White Turtle Doves Perched Atop a Granite Headstone at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, MA

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A Golden Dove With an Olive Branch Gripped in Its Beak Spotted in Flight at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, MA

A Stylized Stone Carving of a Dove (Symbolic of Peace, Purity, and Resurrection) Found on Top of a Headstone at St. Mary Cemetery in Lisbon, CT

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A Dove Flying Upward on a Gravestone (Like This One Found at Hope Cemetery in Worcester, MA) Symbolizes the Soul’s Ascension into Heaven