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I have shared this photo of Mary below before and as it sits in my photo album Delicate, I was specifically asked by Marianne what it signified and what it is about so I will give you some background information.
I went on a visit with a very special friend from Portugal to The Clare Valley in South Australia.
On a request from my friend who is very interested in the Jesuits activities and history around the world a trip to Seven Hills Winery in The Clare Valley was a must do visit.
The Jesuits settled in the valley when Franz Weikart, a Silesian farmer, led a group of 130 Catholics from Austria to South Australia in 1848, so they could enjoy religious freedom. They went on to plant the first grape vines in the district for use as Alter wine and from then on they have been producers of excellent wines, and particularly fortified wines which are stored and sold from their beautiful old Cellars..
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Mary McKillop was a guest here at one time and her two brothers attended school at the college.
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This Sculpture set within the vineyards is of Mary.
The structure above is called Madonna of the Vines. Inspired by Our Lady of the Lakes in South America. It was Sculptured by Adelaide Artist, Andrew Parish and presented to Brother John May to mark his 65th birthday and completion of 31 vintages at the winery.
For a look at more photos from this area and more information about this structure and the winery Please Click Here.
I thank the authors of the Travel Blog for supplying me with some of the information on my post here. All photos posted on this post are taken by me.