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Our Lady Of The New Millennium

Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

ST. JOHN | A statue of the Virgin Mary in place on U.S. 41 for nearly 60 years was moved Wednesday to the nearby St. John the Evangelist Parish grounds. Rich Pitcher, who lives across the street from the statue, said he watched early Wednesday as cranes were attached and the Legion of Mary …

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Group launches legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Group launches legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

ST. JOHN | A group hoping to keep a statue of the Virgin Mary in place on U.S. 41 has hired an attorney and plans to seek a restraining order to keep it from being moved. Brad Wachter, a spokesman for Save Our Lady, said his group is prepared to file a lawsuit and go to Catholic Church offi…

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Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

St. John Evangelist Parish officials plan to swap the Our Lady of the New Millennium statue on the parish grounds with another Virgin Mary statue that has stood for nearly 60 years along U.S. 41. The plan won't be altered despite a campaign to stop the moves, the Rev. Sammie Maletta said. "T…

June 18, 2013 5:59 pm
Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Scaffolding is set up Wednesday at the Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine on U.S. 41 in anticipation of the statue's relocation to a site closer to St. John the Evangelist Church. The group Save Our Lady plans to seek a restraining order to stop the parish from swapping the statue erected in 1954…

June 18, 2013 5:59 pm
Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

The Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine was placed along U.S. 41 in 1954 so it could be seen by those of all faiths as they traveled the highway, according to a group fighting its relocation. St. John the Evangelist Parish plans to move it closer to the church on Olcott Avenue.

June 18, 2013 5:58 pm
Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Group mounts legal battle over relocation of Virgin Mary statue

Our Lady of the New Millennium has stood outside St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John for about two years. The parish plans to move the statue to a location on U.S. 41, where another Virgin Mary statute has stood for nearly 60 years.

June 18, 2013 5:58 pm
Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

The Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine was placed along U.S. 41 in 1954 so it could be seen by those of all faiths as they traveled the highway, according to a group fighting its relocation. The state was moved a half mile Wednesday to the St. John the Evangelist Parish grounds.

June 18, 2013 5:58 pm

St. John the Evangelist announces relocation of statues

ST JOHN | For nearly 60 years, travelers have visited a statue of the Virgin Mary along U.S. 41 to honor the mother of Jesus and pray.

May 25, 2013 9:30 pm
Blessings, challenges in NWI from faith perspective

Blessings, challenges in NWI from faith perspective

St. John Evangelist Church parishioners gather for a first look at the "Our Lady of the New Millennium" statue in place in the church grounds parking lot.

January 26, 2012 10:57 am
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There will be an hourlong consecration and benediction ceremony for the Our Lady of the New Millennium statue at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, and Bishop Dale Melczek of the Gary Diocese will preside at the service along with…

May 20, 2011 3:40 pm
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A bird's-eye view of the towering Our Lady of the New Millennium statue shows the detail in the 33-foot work of art at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John.

May 20, 2011 3:40 pm
Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

Virgin Mary statue moved to new spot on church grounds

Plans by St. John the Evangelist Church are to move the 33-foot Our Lady of the New Millennium statue that has stood outside church for two years to a site next to U.S. 41 where a smaller statue has stood for nearly 60 years.

May 20, 2011 3:40 pm
Cardinal to join bishop for statue consecration

Cardinal to join bishop for statue consecration

ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist Parish will officially welcome Our Lady of the New Millennium, a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary commissioned by the late Carl Demma, who grew up in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

May 14, 2011 12:00 am
Shrine of Christ's Passion continues to impact lives

Shrine of Christ's Passion continues to impact lives

ST. JOHN | One of Northwest Indiana's most popular attractions is St. John, Indiana's The Shrine of Christ's Passion, 10630 Wicker Avenue.

April 23, 2011 6:05 pm Photos

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POTW April 10-16 - OUR LADY

POTW April 10-16 - OUR LADY

St. John Evangelist Church parishioners gather Sunday for a look at the "Our Lady of the New Millennium" statue. The three-story, 8,400-pound statue arrived Sunday and will be on display in the parking lot at the St. John church until it is placed permanently in The Shrine of Christ's Passio…

April 18, 2011 12:02 pm
Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

A three-story statue of the Virgin Mary arrived Sunday in St. John. It eventually will receive a permanent home at The Shrine of Christ's Passion, a prayer walk leading up to St. John Evangelist Catholic Church. Carl Demma commissioned the statue, and Charles Park sculpted it. Cardinal Josep…

April 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

ST. JOHN | Goosebumps cropped up on Jane Smith's skin as a truck hauled an 8,400-pound statue Sunday into the parking lot at St. John the Evangelist Church.

April 10, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

Towering Mother of God statue arrives in St. John

St. John Evangelist Church parishioners gather in April for a look at the "Our Lady of the New Millennium" statue. Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago and Bishop Dale Melczek of the Gary Diocese will join the Rev. Sammie Maletta, pastor of St. John the Evangelist, for an hour-long…

April 10, 2011 6:08 pm
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