Iban Mother Mary Statue in Brunei
Bishop Cornelius (left) nveiling of the new Iban Mother Mary statue. Photo: Leny Baylon Tanquerido / Today's Catholic Online

Iban Mother Mary Statue in Brunei

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019: The first ever statue of Our Lady, called ‘Iban Mother Mary’ was unveiled. It is made of wood and the inspiration behind it came from Brunei’s Vicar Apostolic Bishop Cornelius Sim close connection with this ethnic group in his country.  

The statue was unveiled on Aug 15, 2019, during the thanksgiving mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Church of Our Lady of Assumption in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The mass was to commemorate the dedication of the church of Our Lady of Assumption on August 15, 1969.

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