Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Warendorf
Kr. Warendorf

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Marienkirchplatz / Hohe straße

Maria

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1717

Warendorf /  Maria

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary standing on a sphere with a serpent.

Inscription(s)

trIstIbVs
DVLCe LeVaMen

unter deinen Schutz und
schirm fliehen wir o heilige
gebärerin Gottes ...
nicht... ...
In Jahre 1876, nach 159 Jähren
aus der Nähe des Warendorfer Klosters verbannt,
kehrte diese Bildnis heim im Marienjahre 1954,
am Vorabend des ersten Adventsonntages.

Des Bauern Aug. Bussmann Westkirchen,
hochherziger Sinn schenkte dieses Kunstwerk
Alt-Warendorf'schen Besitzes
wiederum der Kreisstadt.

KöNIGIN DES FRIEDENS!
BITTE FÜR UNS!

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:

Tags

Location (N 51°57'10" - E 7°59'16")

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Item Code: denw032; Photograph: 13 August 2008
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