Cracked Up

Date: 6/2/2009
Statue of Mary, cracked, but repaired.

Great site! (As seen on Twitter from @OurLadyofGrace ;-)

It may not be very obvious, but this statue was very much "cracked up" when a one year old decided to "dance" with her.  The parents rushed into the room after hearing the noise, only to find Mary in three pieces on top of the little boy.

Moral of this story?  If you have kids, put your statues up higher! 

This is a statue of Our Lady of Grace as she appears on the Miraculous Medal. This medal, given to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830 by Mary herself, is a power-packed sacramental with a beautiful prayer on it:  "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

Oh, and kudos to the "plaster surgeon."