Marian statue towers over Christ the Redeemer

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Wednesday 06, February 2013 | Category:  
Our Lady of Socavon statue in
Oruro, Bolivia.
Christ the Redeemer statue in
Rio De Janerio, Brazil.

Our Lady of Socavon statue atop a 12,000-foot mountain south of La Paz, Bolivia, passes the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil by 22 feet to become the “world’s largest Marian statue.” The patroness of miners, Our Lady of Socavon’s original statue is found at a diocesan shrine in the city of Oruro.  

Rolando Rocha, the lead sculptor for the project, told the Catholic News Agency that more than simply “a work of engineering and art,” the monument “is an act of faith that strengthens our traditions.”

Our Lady of Socavon, Pray for Us.

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