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Only in Print: Former Bishop Kearney Blessed Mother Statue Finally Gets New Home

The Blessed Mother statue that hung on the side of Bishop Kearney High School (right) for almost 60 years, has been relocated to St. Athanasius Catholic Academy. (Photo courtesy of the Sisters of St. Joseph)

BENSONHURST — Bishop Kearney High School’s larger-than-life Blessed Mother statue has found a new home, just a block away at St. Athanasius Catholic Academy. It used to be a welcoming, iconic figure on the high school’s exterior, located on the corner of 60th Street and Bay Parkway.

In January 1962, the high school’s paper, The Trumpet, reported that then-Bishop of the Diocese Bryan J. McEntegart named Our Lady Seat of Wisdom as the patroness of the school — expressing “the hope that for generations to come the students of this first school would be dedicated to Mary, their Mother, and would imitate the loveliness of Mary, thereby beautifying themselves with a beauty that shines from within”…

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