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For two years, the sight of Márton Váró at work was almost as familiar to residents of Ave Maria as the town’s well-known oratory, on whose façade Mr. Varo’s marble sculpture of The Annunciation now rests. Now, with the sculpture Read More[...]
AVE MARIA – A parish church has unveiled a relief of the Virgin Mary that was carved from marble mined in an Italian quarry used by Michelangelo. Hundreds gathered for the unveiling Friday at the Ave Maria Oratory east of Read More[...]
AVE MARIA, Fla. – A southwest Florida university has unveiled a 54-ton sculpture of the Virgin Mary. Hundreds gathered at Ave Maria University for the unveiling Friday. It took the sculptor two years to carve the 35-foot-tall, 31-foot-wide sculpture. He started Read More[...]
“We started talking about the facade (of the Oratory) in 2006,” said Jane Healy, who founded Ave Maria’s Friends of the Arts, now incorporated as the Foundation for the Arts. As guests of the planned 5,000-acre, 11,000-household self-contained community filled Read More[...]
COLLIER COUNTY: Ave Maria University unveiled a 31-foot marble sculpture representing the moment the Virgin Mary was told she would give birth to Jesus. The moment in Christian history is what the University is named for. The sculpture took two Read More[...]
In a festive atmosphere that drew people from across the United States, the large marble sculpture of The Annunciation that adorns the front of the Ave Maria oratory was officially unveiled and dedicated Friday afternoon — the Feast of the Read More[...]
Marton Varo sits next to former Ave Maria President Tom Monaghan during the revealing of the Annunciation sculpture. After three years of planning and hundreds of hours of sculpting by artist Marton Varo, Ave Maria University’s Oratory revealed it’s new Read More[...]