The Compass: New statue unveiled at shrine
In an interview, Bishop Ricken said he believes Tassara captured the essence of the apparition of the Blessed Mother as described by Adele Brise. "I'm very pleased," he said. "I think everybody is."
via The Compass
From a reader, a note from the .... well now former Chancellor but continuing as Vicar General(I think it's good to keep them separate) Fr. Doerfler.
A response from Fr. Doerfler from the GB Diocese regarding the new Our Lady of Good Help statue:For the record, our photo is the photo the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help posted on Facebook following the event.
"On behalf of Bishop Ricken, I wish to acknowledge your email regarding the statue of Our Lady of Good Help. If you have not yet been to the Shrine to see it, I would encourage you to do so. The photograph does not adequately capture the statue. The statue is based upon Adele's description of Our Lady when she appeared to Adele. According to Adele, Mary was "clothed in dazzling white, with a yellow sash about her waist. Her dress fell to her feet in graceful folds. She had a crown of stars around her head, and her long golden wavy hair fell loosely over her shoulders." Personally, I find the statue to be quite beautiful and inspiring. Sincerely in Christ, Fr. John Doerfler"
My friend received the same response. There's also been an intimation that the picture on the badgercatholic blog is not a good representation of the statue because of the flash photo. I offer for your consideration pictures from the Diocese of Green Bay's newspaper, The Compass.
The pictures of the statue start at about picture 13.
Here's the corresponding article.
I still have a strong devotion to Our Lady of Good Help and others that do should not be too discouraged. If she can overcome the Peshtigo Fire, she can overcome the ugliness of our age. But the true ugliness of our age is not physical. When we perceive physical ugliness, we should call to mind the ugliness of our own sins which God must endure. Let us increase our internal devotion to her and may she reward our devotion with external Earthly and Heavenly beauty.
Our poll How do you rate the new Good Help statue?(10 best 1 worst)
as of now has 77 votes. You can vote there if you like.
I'll end with this painting that Terry found with Our Lady in "long golden hair." He posted his comments on the statue at his blog Abbey Roads(I always enjoy even when he's picking on me).
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Taking a trip to Chicago next week with the wife and no kids. We're both looking forward to it. Shooting to attend an actual Ascension THURSDAY Mass at St. John Cantius. That would be a first for me I believe. We are staying right downtown, see the sights. Let me know if there's anything else I should go see. I heard the Cathedral is nothing special, any other churches? Despite the fact it IS Chicago, I've always loved that city. When I was young, I wanted to be a cop like my dad but in Chicago. We used to take a Wrigley trip every year when I was younger.
Warning: a couple of BSes in here.