Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Interfaith Sculpture?


For no particular reason except to see the sights, we drove out from the Lou to Portage de Sioux, Missouri on Sunday. While there, we visited the shrine of Our Lady of the Waters Rivers, a statue dedicated in 1957 and placed overlooking the Mississippi River. The front view is a straightforwardly Roman Catholic:


But the rear view leads me to speculate that perhaps certain concessions were extracted by an anonymous Jewish philanthropist in return for funding the thing:


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