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St Mary's Hare Park

Statue of Our Lady

The statue of Our Lady (St Mary), which has pride of place in our school garden entrance, was lovingly restored by a dear member of our school community, Sue Felton. Below is an explanation of the details and colours visible on the statue, and their religious significance. 

 

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Mary and Baby Jesus’s Clothes 

In modern Christianity colours are used frequently to represent the differing facets of God’s character. Colours like numbers have significant meaning in the Bible. 

 

Red - Is the root word for mankind. Red represents the blood of Jesus he spilled on the cross at Calvary 

Blue - Represents the heavens and the word of God 

Yellow - Gold represents the sovereignty of gold. At Jesus’s birth one of the gifts was gold 

Green - Green is the colour of resurrection which we experience in Spring 

White - Referred to as holiness, light, purity, redemption and the righteousness of Jesus Christ 

 

The Gems in Mary’s Crown 

 

Ruby - The ruby is deemed to be the most precious of gem stones by the Bible and divine creativity 

Emerald - Balanced, harmony, life and vitality. The Emerald signifies nature and new beginnings 

Also for renewal and health to ground us 

Blue Sapphire - Is regarded as a show of mental focus and order. Associated with deep spirituality and devotion, it is thought to bring peace and contentment to one’s soul 

 

(References from Christianity.com )