Archive for the ‘Saints’ Category

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A Close-Up Detail From a Marble Statue of the Virgin Mary, Whose Right Foot Crushes a Serpent With Forbidden Fruit Clenched in Its Jaws, Found at St. John Cemetery in Plainfield, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 8, 2019) 

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Saint Francis of Assisi Tends to a Fawn, a Squirrel, and a Bunny on the Front Lawn of a Home on Birch Hill Road in Holden, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 7, 2014) 

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A Bronze Statue of Saint Joan of Arc in Full Battle Armor Seen on the Grounds of St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 23, 2017)

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A Statue of the Virgin Mary Praying (With a Large Celtic Cross Looming Behind Her) Found in the Small Cemetery on the Front Lawn of St. Anne’s Church Located on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 14, 2018)

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A Severely Weather-Beaten Statue of an Unidentified Saint Found on the Grounds of St. Hedwig’s Church in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 12, 2018)

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A Carved Wooden Icon of Saint Nikolai of Mozhaisk (a Russian Variation of Saint Nicholas), With a Brass Sword and a Silver Halo Studded with Gemstones, Seen Hanging on the Wall at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 22, 2017)

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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)

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Just One of Close to Two Dozen Small Woodcarvings of Saint Nil Sorsky (Usually Identified by his Hood, Beard, and Crutches Beneath His Arms) Displayed Together on a Wall at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 17,  2017)

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A High Relief Sculpture of the Virgin Mary Holding the Infant Jesus as a Chorus of Cherubic Faces Watch in the Background Found on St. Patrick Catholic Church on Cross Street in Whitinsville, MA

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The Blessed Mother Mary Cradles a Sleeping Baby Jesus in Her Arms at St. Joseph Children’s Cemetery in Webster, MA