Replicas of our statue of the Expectant Madonna are now available! See additional photos below, along with the story behind the statue. It’s the hope of the sisters that this powerful image of Mary will be special and meaningful to mothers and mothers-to-be, those trying to conceive, grandmothers, and all those who desire new life in their families (physically or spiritually).
The price is $100, which includes shipping via UPS ground. Please note: a street address is necessary as UPS will not deliver to P.O. boxes. The Expectant Madonna is 16 inches tall and is intended for indoor use only. Please allow ten to twelve working days for receipt of your statue. Thank you!
To order a statue please contact Virginia Randazzo at 985-893-5201 ext.229
For years, the sculpture of the Expectant Madonna resided at Holy Angels Convent in New Orleans, on the grounds of the oldest Marianite establishment in Louisiana. Legend says that she had been sent long ago as a gift to the Sisters in New Orleans by the Marianites in France, where the Congregation began in 1841. Many who saw her seemed mesmerized by this unusual but profound portrayal of Mary, pregnant and full of grace. Several felt compelled to touch her image.
It became the dream of some of the Sisters to make this statue available to those particularly affected by her: mothers, grandmothers, mothers-to-be, new mothers, women with problem pregnancies, and those desiring new life in their families. Also, in a much wider sense, the Expectant Madonna speaks to all those confronted by the mystery of God’s designs in their lives. May Mary, under the name of the Expectant Madonna, draw you closer to the Son she bore and the God to whom she responded, “Yes! Let it be done to me according to Your word.”
MARIANITE CONGREGATIONAL CENTER
21388 Smith Road + Covington, Louisiana 70435
Ph: 985-893-5201 + Fax: 985-893-5190
Lord Jesus, source of all that is good, you inspired Blessed Basil Moreau
to found the religious family of Holy Cross to continue your mission
among the People of God. May he be for us a model of the apostolic life,
an example of fidelity and an inspiration as we strive to follow you.
May we imitate Basil Moreau’s holiness and confidently seek his intercession
before you, Lord Jesus, in our times of need. Amen.