The Virgin of Oiseau depicts the Vierge d’Oiseau (“Virgin of the Bird”): Mary, Queen of Heaven, holds the Child Jesus who in turn holds a dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit. This exquisite statue makes a beautiful gift for a wedding or wedding anniversary, an ordination or ordination anniversary, a profession of vows or vow jubilee of religious vows, or for that special niche or chapel.
The Virgin of Oiseau Statue—A Splendid Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The Virgin of Oiseau Statue stands 14.2 inches tall and is made of dolomite stone and resin. The cloistered sisters of a monastery in France conceived, molded and finished this statue by hand in their atelier. Each nun, a true contemplative in action, prayerfully completes a specified task necessary for the completion of each and every statue. The Virgin of Oiseau statue is a splendid labor of love, faith and hope.
The Virgin Mary, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, martyr of Auschwitz (1894-1941), devoted much of his life to developing a theology of Mary in which he argues for “the hidden relationship between the Spirit of God and the Virgin of Nazareth.” He believed that all grace comes to us ultimately from God the Father, through Jesus Christ, his Son, and is then distributed by the Holy Spirit. Saint Maximilian asserts that when the Holy Spirit distributes God’s grace, the Spirit does so in and through Mary—not because the Spirit has to do this, but rather precisely because, in God’s plan of salvation, God wills that the Spirit do this. Saint Maximilian believes that God wills this for a reason: Since Jesus, the Source of all grace, came through Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, it is fitting that all grace continue to come through Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit.