Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue
The final photo shows the original statue at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, the "Muttergottes." The statue was brought to the shrine from Europe in 1850, and was placed at the top of the main altar. A small staircase was built behind the altar so that pilgrims could walk up and touch the image. The statue was lost in the chapel fire of 1912.