Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lüdinghausen
Kr. Coesfeld

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Mühlenstraße 7
(St. Felizitaskirche)

Mariensäule

Marian Column

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

c. 1870

Lüdinghausen /  Mariensäule   Lüdinghausen /  Mariensäule

Description

Column with a statue of Virgin Mary Immaculate, monument on the grave of Bernhard Strotkamp (1792-1867), citizen of Lüdinghausen famous for his charity.

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:

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°46'11" E 7°26'41"

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