Statue of Mary Survives Flood, Fire
November 20, 2012
It is also, astonishingly, a place of faith. For the one part of the home to survive intact was a statue of the Virgin Mary that Mary McNulty placed in her garden years ago.
The statue is one of the only recognizable remnants of the swath of Breezy Point where more than 100 homes burned to the ground while a flood kept firefighters from reaching it.
It reminds one of the September 11th World Trade Center Cross.
Perhaps the survival of these symbols amid utter devastation would not, by itself, be enough to convince a person that God is real and Christianity is true. But they sure are striking, aren’t they?
Hat tip to Franciscan Ruminations.