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Fünf Passauer Heiligen

Five Saints of Passau

St. Altmann, Severin, Valentin, Maximilian und Stephanus
Fidelis Schönlaub
1865

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Description

Five more than life-size statues of saints: From left to right:
  1. ST. ALTMANN
    (c. 1015 - 8 August 1091), often called Saint or Blessed Altmann, was a founder of monasteries and Bishop of Passau (1065-1091). He is venerated as a saint, but not officially canonised (Wikipedia).
  2. ST. SEVERIN
    (ca. 410-482), known as the "Apostle to Noricum". It has been speculated that he was born in either Southern Italy or in the Roman province of Africa, after the death of Attila in 453. Severinus himself refused to discuss his personal history before his appearance along the Danube in Noricum. Founder of the Batavis/Boitrum convent in Passau. Patron saint of Bavaria (Wikipedia).
  3. ST. VALENTIN
    († c. 475), first bishop of Passau; patron saint of the diocese of Passau (Wikipedia).
  4. ST. MAXIMILIAN
    († 288) was born in Celeia in the Noricum province (now Celje in Slovenia), and in adulthood made a pilgrimage to Rome. Pope Sixtus II sent him to Lorch, where he was beheaded by the Roman Prefect Numerian after refusing to abandon Christianity and sacrifice to the pagan gods. Second patron of the diocese of Lorch (Wikipedia).
  5. ST. STEPHANUS
    protomartyr of Christianity, preached shortly after Jesus' crucifixion. He is condemned for blasphemy and stoned to death by an infuriated mob (Wikipedia).
All five statues have the data 1865 on the foot, and on the base the name of the saint and the date 1906.

 
ST. ALTMANN

ST. SEVERIN

ST. VALENTIN

ST. MAXIMILIAN

ST. STEPHANUS

Annotation

All these saints have a clear relation with Passau.

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Locatie (N 48°34'27" - E 13°27'45")

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Item Code: deby129; Photograph: 16 February 2011
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