Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Namur
Namur (province)

Rue de Fer
(Église Saint-Joseph)

Sts. Joseph, Thérèse d'Avila et Jean de la Croix

Sts. Joseph, Teresa of Avila, and John of the Cross


19th century?

Namur /  Sts. Joseph, Thérèse d'Avila et Jean de la Croix

Description

Three statues in niches in the front façade of the St. Joseph Church. Depicted are the patron saint and the two most important saints of the Carmelites. The church was built by the Carmelites between 1627 and 1655, following the construction of their monastery.
The saints are:

Namur - Sts. Joseph, Thérèse d'Avila et Jean de la Croix
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Namur - Sts. Joseph, Thérèse d'Avila et Jean de la Croix
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Namur - Sts. Joseph, Thérèse d'Avila et Jean de la Croix
3

  1. Saint 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).
  2. Sainte Thérèse d'Avila / Saint Teresa of Avila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (Gotarrendura, Ávila 1515 - 1582), prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun (Wikipedia).
  3. Saint Jean de la Croix / Saint John of the Cross, born Juan de Yepes Alvarez (Fontiveros, Old Castile 1542 - Ubeda, Andalusia 1591), Spanish mystic, Carmelite friar and priest (Wikipedia).

Signature

a.phe hubert | namur

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°27'56" E 4°51'53"

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