Statues - Hither & Thither

San Marino
Borgo Maggiore

Via delle Felci 1, Valdragone
(Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria)

Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria

Saints' Statues at the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of St. Mary

(artist?)
c. 1968

Borgo Maggiore /  Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria   Borgo Maggiore /  Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria

Description

The Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of St. Mary is a circular building in four tiers with five 'wings' protruding from the middle tier. On the top is a bronze (?) statue of St. Mary Immacolate, and further there are white (marble, polyester?) statues on the end of the roofs of the five wings and eight statues in front of the 2nd tier on the northeastern side.

Statues on top of the five wings

Anti-clockwise from the main entrance

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Giuseppe / St. Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Paolo / St. Paul
the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
Santa Chiara / St. Clare
(1194 - 1253), one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Antonio di Padova / St. Anthony of Padua
born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Pietro / St. Peter
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)

Statues on the northeastern side

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Bernardino da Siena / St. Bernardino of Siena
(Massa Maritima 1380 - Aquila 1444)
priest and Franciscan missionary
(Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Luca / St. Luke
one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an ox or bull, usually having wings (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Marco / St. Mark
one the four Evangelists. His attribute is a lion (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
La Sacra Famiglia / The Holy Family
The Holy Family consists of the Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph. Veneration of the Holy Family was formally begun in the 17th century by Saint François de Laval, the first bishop of New France, who founded a Confraternity (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Matteo / St. Matthew
one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists. His attribute is an angel. As patron saint of book-keepers, tax collectors and security forces, he is also depicted with writing utensils (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Giovanni / St. John the Evangelist
conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

Borgo Maggiore - Statue dei Santi al Santuario del Cuore Immacolato di Maria
San Francesco / St. Francis of Assisi
born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (1181/82 - 1226), an Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history (Wikipedia).

Il Santuario Cuore Immacolato di Maria / The Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Maria

The Marian Center in Valdragone is a place for spiritual exercises, retreats and pilgrimages. The center includes the Marian Shrine, the House for Spiritual Exercises (Casa di Spiritualità San Giuseppe), and the Monastery of the Clarisse, set in a large park. The Center is built between 1965 and 1968.

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Tags

  • Clare, St.
  • Eagle
  • Evangelists (Four)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Francis of Assisi, St.
  • Holy Family
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Joseph, St.
  • Lion
  • Luke, St.
  • Mark, St.
  • Mary (Immaculate Conception), St.
  • Matthew, St.
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Location N 43°56'34" E 12°27'27"

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