Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Verviers
Liège (province)

Place du Martyr 106
(Église Notre-Dame-des-Récollets)

La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François

St. Mary, St. Peter and St Francis


1892

Verviers /  La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François   Verviers /  La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François

Description

Three statues at the front façade of the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Récollets.

Verviers - La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François
St. Pierre / 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)
Verviers - La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François
Notre-Dame-des-Récollets / St. Mary and Child
beatæ Mariæ Virgini
Deparæ Coronatæ
1892

Copy if the statue in the church
Verviers - La Vierge, St. Pierre et St. François
St. François / St. Francis*
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).
* this identification is not sure

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Location N 50°35'37" E 5°51'33"

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