Port Arthur, Texas: Big Mary Stands Atop the Earth

A full-color Virgin Mary figure, 20 feet tall, stands atop an Earth globe in the Hoa-Binh Area of Peace across from the Queen of Vietnamese Martyr's Catholic Church. Other big statues as well, including a Pieta replica.
Address:
801 9th Ave., Port Arthur, TX
Directions:
Downtown. The statue stands in a open-air shrine, in a large garden, on the north side of 9th Ave. between 8th and 9th Sts.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Pieta.

Big Mary Stands Atop the Earth

The shrine has several Jesus statues.

[Janie, 06/15/2015]

Mary statue.

Queen of Peace Statue

A three-times-life-size statue of the Virgin Mary stands in the Hoa-Binh Area of Peace across the street from the Queen of Vietnamese Martyr's Catholic Church. A very impressive statue up close! The garden itself is well kept and very peaceful.

[Irwin, 03/24/2013]

Mighty Mary stands atop a large Earth globe, straddling Asia, her left big toe mere inches from Vietnam, which has been helpfully highlighted.


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