Be blessed by Our Lady of Peace

Even is you are not a catholic, you might be drawn toward the giant Madonna sculpture in Santa Clara off of the 101. The 32 foot tall shiny sculpture with her arms out and a peaceful look on her face has many admirer who bring her flowers or perch on the nearby bench. The sculpture is part of the Our Lady of Peace parish and was erected in 1982.

The small park that she oversees is a great place to contemplate.

One station of the cross, Santa ClaraThe Stations of the Cross that frame the park I found surprisingly simple. Wooden structures that house white plastered scenes depicting Christ on the day of his crucifixion.  

Sculpture of Pope John Paul II, Santa ClaraAcross from Mary is a sculpture of Pope John Paul II in memory of his visit. He is lifting his arm and it seems like he is waving and smiling at Mary.

They also have a gift shop filled with religious paraphernalia.

Where do you go to contemplate?

2 thoughts on “Be blessed by Our Lady of Peace

  • January 19, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing all your adventures and personal insights to our beautiful Bay Area treasures. We need to look more closely and discover our own memories that surround us.

    • January 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      So true! ‘Not all those who wander are lost’ I am sure blessed of being free to wander, and glad if I can inspire others to so too. Thank you.


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