Marie de l'Avent (Mary of the Advent)

Marie de l'Avent (Mary of the Advent) - Pregnant Mary

This pregnant Virgin is placed in the crèche during Advent. At Midnight Mass, she is replaced by another Virgin, also carved by Jacques Bourgault. In 1994, Jacques Bourgault (son of the well-known sculptor Médard Bourgault) accepted a commision from Mrs. Michèle Legros and Abbé Marcel Lamonde to produce a second Virgin, pregnant this time, for the crèche that Mrs. Legros had been tending since its creation in 1987.

Photograph : Musée de la civilisation, Québec, Pierre Soulard, 1995
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Parish Corporation, Québec, Canada

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