This statue was blessed on May 1, 1896 by Rev. H. Pefferkon, who was assisted by Rev. Fathers Kirch, Wack, and Fuhrwerk. It was placed in an elevated niche above Main Building entrance which is flanked on either side by the building’s towers.
The Southern Messenger, May 7, 1896
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1943 *Beauties on Parade Invite Votes
Candidates for the title of “Campus Bond Queen” and for the privilege of entering the contest for “National Bond Queen” are (l-r) Julia Peterman - Alexandria, Louisiana; Dette Barker – Plaquemine, Louisiana; Mary Margaret (Blondie) Sahm – Okeene, Oklahoma; and Loma Finney – Harlingen, Texas. Five Hundred Hats.
Beauties on Parade. (1943, March 3). The Phoenix, p. 1..
*Cheerleaders for St. Mary's University
Forming a Human Pyramid, cheerleaders for StMU practice their gymnastics. They are Benny Gonales, Addie Novasad, Don Ganter, Al Notzon, Ruthie Mayeaux, and Robert Ekelund.
Cheerleaders for St. Mary University. (1959, November 24). The Phoenix, p. 4.