Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Graz
Steiermark

Herrengasse 23
(Stadtpfarrkirche zum Hl. Blut)

Heiligenstatuen an der Stadtpfarrkirche

Saint Statues at the Town Parish Church

Josef Schokotnigg
1741-42

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Description

Four sandstone statues in niches in the façade of the Town Parish Church of the Holy Blood, from left to right:

Graz - Heiligenstatuen an der Stadtpfarrkirche
1 Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk
Graz - Heiligenstatuen an der Stadtpfarrkirche
2 Sankt Petrus
Graz - Heiligenstatuen an der Stadtpfarrkirche
3 Sankt Paulus
Graz - Heiligenstatuen an der Stadtpfarrkirche
4 Sankt Ivo

  1. Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk / Saint John of Nepomuk (Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)
  2. Sankt Petrus / Saint 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)
  3. Sankt Paulus / Saint 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).
  4. Sankt Ivo / Saint Yves (1253 - 1303), also known Yvo or Ives, as Erwann (in Breton) and as Yves Hélory, parish priest among the poor of Louannec, the only one of his station to be canonized in the Middle Ages. He is the patron of Brittany, lawyers, and abandoned children (Wikipedia).

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Locatie (N 47°4'9" - E 15°26'27")

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