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Belgium
Hoogstraten
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Jozef Lauwerys

1896-1982
Dean and pastor of Hoogstraten
Jef Martens
1997

Hoogstraten /  Jozef Lauwerys   Hoogstraten /  Jozef Lauwerys

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

Z.E.H. Jozef LAUWERYS
1896-1982
Pastoor - Deken

Annotation

The statue stands in front of the ancestral home of the sculptor, at the place where he as a child saw Dean Lauwerys passing by on the way to St. Catherine Church, with its typical stance against the northwest wind in. Dean Jozef Lauwerys did much for Hoogstraten. It was under his influence that the St. Catherine church, which was destroyed by the departing German troops, was rebuilt afterthe original plans.

The statue was unveiled 19 May 1997.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°24'1" E 4°45'39"

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