Monday, February 28, 2011

Virgin Mary statue ordered removed!

Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God, pray for us!

HILLIARD, Ohio -- A statue of the Virgin Mary is causing rifts in a local neighborhood. Someone complained to the Hilliard Village Condo Association. The homeowner was told to get rid of the statue.

However, the homeowner is saying no. This statue has been in their yard for over a decade and they don't understand why it's an issue now.

The Condo Association said it's a violation of the rules and regulations handbook. A neighbor says this family is the only one being held accountable. They face a fifty dollar fine.

(This story is from last week, but I just found out about it! I don't know what the current situation is.)

Regina coeli laetare,
Alleluia,
Quia quem meruisti portare.
Alleluia,
Resurrexit,
Sicut dixit,
Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum.
Alleluia.


Queen of Heaven rejoice,
Alleluia,
For He whom you merited to bear,
Alleluia,
Has risen,
as He said,
Alleluia.
Pray for us to God.
Alleluia.

2 comments:

  1. Why did they remove. It is beautiful having in that place.

    Deirdre G

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  2. I posted an update to this story on March 1. Thankfully, the condo association backed down after all the publicity, and allowed the statue to remain. Still it is disturbing that someone would have complained about this statue after it had been there ten years. It makes me wonder about the motive behind the order to remove it.

    You can read the updated story here:
    Ave Maria!

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