Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lüdinghausen
Kr. Coesfeld

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Mühlenstraße 7
(St. Felizitaskirche)

Heiligenstatuen an der Felizitaskirche

Saint Statues at Felicity Church


19-20th century

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Description

On the four corners of the tower are stone statues on a console:

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  1. SW-corner: St. Paulus - the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).
  2. NW-corner: St. Petrus - (possibly died AD 67), apostle, featured prominently in the New Testament and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually depicted holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand. Peter is the first Pope (Wikipedia)
  3. NE-corner: St. Felizitas - St. Felicitas of Rome (c. 101 - 165), Christian martyr (Wikipedia).
  4. SE-corner: Unbeflecktes Herz Mariä - Immaculate Heart of Mary (Wikipedia).

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On the northside is a porch, built 1909-1910 with three statues, from left to right:
  1. St. Michael, Angel with sword and text shield.
    the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael). (Wikipedia).
  2. Madonna mit Kind - Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Gabriel. Angel with lily.
    (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, 'God is my strength'), archangel who serves as a messenger to humans from God (Wikipedia).

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On the south façade, east of the porch, are two further statues flanking the bricked north entrance
  1. St. Paulus.
  2. St. Petrus.

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Angel
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Felicitas of Rome, St.
  • Mary (Immaculate Conception), St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Michael, St.
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Location N 51°46'11" E 7°26'39"

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    Item Code: denw241; Photograph: 12 October 2012
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