Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais

Rua da Bahia 1596
(Basílica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes)

Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes

Saints' Statues at the Lourdes Basilica


1923

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Description

Neo-gothic church, consecrated in 1923, with high in the tower a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, and lower in the front façade six statues of saints and priests.

Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes

Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
Santa Catarina de Alexandria / Saint Catherine of Alexandria*
(early 4th century), Virgin princess, martyr; she was condemned to death on the spiked breaking wheel, but, at her touch, it shattered (Wikipedia).

Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
Santo Afonso Ligório / Saint Alfonsus de' Liguori
bishop and spiritual writer; founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) (Wikipedia).

Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
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Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
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Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
Santo Inácio de Loyola / Saint Ignatius of Loyola
(1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General (Wikipedia).

Belo Horizonte - Estátuas dos santos na Basílica de Lourdes
Santa Teresa de Jesus / Saint Teresa of Avila
born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (Gotarrendura, Ávila 1515 - 1582), prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun (Wikipedia).

* the SENAC website has 'Santa Catarina de Siena' which is not correct.

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Location S 19°55'43" W 43°56'19"

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