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Sankt Christophorus

Saint Christopher

(Greek: Χριστόφορος, 'Christ-bearer'),
martyr of the 3rd century. Carried Christ as a child across a river
(Wikipedia)
Ernst Yelin & Willy Schönfeld
1953

Weil der Stadt /  Sankt Christophorus   Weil der Stadt /  Sankt Christophorus

Description

Stone statue.

Weil der Stadt - Sankt Christophorus

Information Sign

St. Christophorus

Gestiftet von Ehrenbürger Paul Reusch,
nach einem Entwurf von Ernst Yelin
ausgeführt von Bildhauer Willy Schönfeld
errichtet 1953.

Saint Christopher Legend

The most well known legend about Saint Christopher's life is this. A little child asked him to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child: "You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were." The child replied: "You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your king, whom you are serving by this work." The child then vanished

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Locatie (N 48°45'6" - E 8°52'32")

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