Paint it black: campus statue of Virgin Mary vandalized
A gruesome sight before restoration
Last night, the Office or Mission and Ministry sent out a campus-wide email alerting the student body that an unknown suspect had vandalized the statue of Mary that stands on Copley Lawn by painting its face black. From the looks of the email, (“we do not know the motivation of the person or persons who painted the face, nor whether they are members of the University community or not”), nothing seems to be known about the perpetrator.
According to the email, the incident happened “late last week” and the Department of Public Safety is investigating. The OMM also said they are making “prompt renovations,” and when they are complete, the Catholic Chaplaincy will hold a ceremony to rededicate the statue.
Photo used with permission of the Cardinal Newman Society