February 24, 2009

Mary, for you

A daytime view of the statue at the Promenade of Our Lady and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel of the Ateneo de Manila High School without the pretty white and blue hanging lights. I don't know who the artist is, but the sculpture features a young student (note the books in his hand) on one knee looking up towards the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is symbolic of how Ateneans of many generations view Mary: they venerate her, look to her for guidance and offer their studies and work to her. The title I chose for this post is actually a line from Ateneo de Manila's graduation hymn which is titled, not surprisingly, "A Song for Mary."

sculpture at the Ateneo de Manila High School's Promenade of Our Lady

24 comments:

Lois said...

It's beautiful Hilda! I also love that pale blue color on the chapel behind it.

Tanya said...

I LOVE that statue, it's gorgeous!

अविनाश said...

good one, love the white statue...

angela said...

Lovely composition with the blue and white.

Jarart said...

Beautiful shot!

George said...

This is a marvelous picture! I really like the statue, and I thank you for the background information you give us.

Olivier said...

magnifique cette statue devant l'église. superbe photo.
splendid this statue in front of the church. superb photograph.

the donG said...

that's a nice monument perfect for students to be reminded of mary's love for Jesus can also be expressed to them.

Halcyon said...

I love the white marble. Very pretty.

Saretta said...

Lovely statue!

Bergson said...

beautiful statue

Bergson said...

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But I do not understand why the pictures do not appear on city daily photo.

lunarossa said...

What a great statue, Hilda! You've got very impressive and moving Catholic statues and churches in Manila. I bet you are more devoted than us Italians! All in all we are rather superficial believers! All the best. Ciao. Antonella

Jacob said...

That statue is very well done!

Dina said...

So nice to see this interaction of Mary and a present-day student.
It must be very encouraging for the school kids to see every day.

Marc said...

Great to hear that people offer their studies and work to Mary. Especially if that leads some of them to use some of their acquired knowledge to help others.

Fernando Pagán said...

Thank you four worrying about my blog.Great image!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful sculpture. ;-)

Pam said...

The statue of Mary and the student is so inspiring, Hilda. I checked your link to the school and it sounds marvelous. Our childrens education is so important to the future of our world. Beautiful post:D

magiceye said...

this is beautiful!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Very spiritual photograph.

Marie Reed said...

She really is breathtaking!

Steve Harris said...

That is a great picture - great colours. I like the green of the bushes contrasted with the white of the statue.

minerva mouse said...

a unique statue of mary. lovely photo and traquil....