Mystery Solved: Catholic School Classmate Finds Mary Statue Memorial That Was Missing For 50 Years

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Currents News Staff

It’s a story of a statue lost for 50 years that has now been found. Back in 1967, 15-year-old Victor Grant tragically drowned during summer camp. He was a devout Catholic and altar boy.

Following his death, the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Agnes Catholic School in Carroll Gardens were there for Victor’s mom, Mrs. Grant who helped find her a job and taught her how to drive.

To show her gratitude, the mother gave the sisters a gift: a statue of Mary. But that statue – soon went missing and for five decades, pastors came and went at St. Agnes Church. Victor’s childhood friend, Bill Gorman kept asking he could search for it – until  one day that answer was yes.  

Bill Gorman joined Currents News to talk about this life-long search and how the statue was discovered.

To contribute to the new statue:

You can send a check with “Victor Grant Statue” in the memo to the rectory of St. Paul and St. Agnes parish.