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Germany
Gernsheim
Lkr. Groß-Gerau

Hessen

Magdalenenstraße 52

Sankt Joseph

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)

1751

Gernsheim /  Sankt Joseph   Gernsheim /  Sankt Joseph

Description

Stone statue of St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus in his arms, standing on a golden sphere, hold by angels. On the faces of the pedestal are reliefs:
  1. Inscription, surmounted by an angel holding a ribbon with the text "ite ad ioseph gen. c41 geht hinzu Joseph Cap 41v56"
  2. A carpenter building a house.
  3. The Flight to Egypt
At the chamfers carouche with "renov. 1979 and "renov. 1994.

Gernsheim - Sankt Joseph
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Gernsheim - Sankt Joseph
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Gernsheim - Sankt Joseph
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Inscription(s)

hanC sanCtI IosephI
effIgIeM CIVItatIs
hVIatIs patronI speCIalIter
eLeCtI, CIVes ex
proposIto posVerVnt
S. iosephe, ora pro nobis
Chronogram 1751
the L is not large!

Information Sign

Denkmal des Hl. Josef

Errichtet 1751, Meister unbekannt.
Inschrift:
Dieses Bildnis des heiligen Josef,
des besonderen Erwählter dieser Stadt,
setzten die Bürger auf Grund
eines Gelübdes.

Depictions of Saint Joseph

Joseph is usually depicted as a bearded man in a classic robe. His attributes are: He can be accompanied by Jesus

Tags

Location N 49°45'5" E 8°29'2"

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