Mary and Child: Hakodate’s Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres

At the top of the steep hill Hachiman-zaka at the base of Mount Hakodate stands the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres. The convent is home to a statue of the Virgin Mary cradling a gently sleeping infant Jesus. Visible from the street, it brings a curious sense of peace to the viewer’s heart.In 1878, when the wounds of the Battle of Hakodate that concluded Japan’s Boshin Civil War w…

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