Aubrey and Jasel’s family donated a statue of Saint Mary to the school Library. The statue is a replica of the famous Our Lady of Aparecida statue.
The statue was discovered two hundred ninety-nine years ago by three Catholic fishermen. They recognized the statue as an image of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and named the statue Our Lady of the Appeared Conception, or Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida in Portugese.
Many Catholics in Brazil have adopted Our Lady of Aparecida as the patroness of their country. Pope Francis drew worldwide attention to the statue by adding a replica to the Vatican Gardens.
The statue at the School of Saint Mary is found in the library and is a gift of the Bailey family. Thank you.