New Castle, Delaware: 34-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Mary

This mega-Madonna, with her steely expression of concern, is positioned to provide spiritual guidance at the only entrance to Delaware from New Jersey.

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34-Foot Tall Stainless Steel Mary

My cousin and I visited this statue while we were driving down to Florida. We were truly impressed! It was evening and it was very well-lit, and looked incredible. We were also able to speak for a while with the parish priest, who was very nice and seemed very proud of the statue.

[Colleen Kelly, 04/15/2008]

Stainless Steel Mary.

34-ft. Tall Stainless Steel Mary

It's the 34-ft. Tall Stainless Steel Mary. She's looking good.

[j gavin heck, 10/13/2007]
Delaware Finally Gets Its Stainless Steel Mary

After 25 years of waiting, America's flattest state has a Mother of God that can be seen for miles: a 34-foot-tall, over-four-ton stainless steel "Our Lady Queen of Peace." It was lifted onto its base on the grounds of Holy Spirit Catholic Church near New Castle, Delaware, on May 1, 2007.

... [05/05/2007] Complete News Story

34-ft. Tall Stainless Steel Mary

Under construction by sculptor Charles Parks, a 4.2 ton stainless steel statue of the Virgin Mary will stand on the property of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, visible from I-295. The statue will be 34 ft. tall. Other Mary statues sculpted by Parks include one in Santa Clara, CA, and a touring Our Lady of the New Millennium in the Chicago area.

The News Journal reports the statue is about halfway completed in Parks' studio.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 04/17/2006]

34-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Mary

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Address:
Halcyon Drive, New Castle, DE
Directions:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church. I-295, New Castle Ave. exit.
Phone:
302-658-1069
Admission:
Free
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