Statue of Mary being restored Print E-mail
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Thursday, Sep. 08, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
This statue of Mary has resided in the south courtyard at the former Holy Name Seminary — now Holy Name Heights — in Madison for over 50 years. It is being restored to preserve it for future generations. (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON — With construction almost completed at Holy Name Heights — formerly Holy Name Seminary and the Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison — there are many new and exciting changes that have taken place throughout the building over the past two years.

One thing that remains the same though is the statue of Mary that resides in the south courtyard of the building.

Over 50 years ago, the statue was donated to Holy Name Seminary by Msgr. Joseph H. Gabriels, who was the pastor at Holy Redeemer Parish in Madison.

Mary has been a symbol of faith, purity, and humility and has watched over the courtyard and those who visit.

Restoring statue

Currently, because of the wear and tear of being in a fountain for years, Mary is in the process of getting restored so she can continue to inspire future generations and bring beauty and peace to the south courtyard at the new Holy Name Heights community.

If you are interested in helping to offset the cost of Mary’s renovation, visit for more information and to make a donation.

If you have questions, contact Jill Driscoll at 608-821-3039 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Help restore the statue of Mary and preserve her beauty for future generations of visitors, staff, and residents of Holy Name Heights.

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