Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lüdinghausen
Kr. Coesfeld

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Wolfsberger straße
(Wolfsberger Brücke)

Christophorus-Brunnen

Christopher Fountain

(Greek: Χριστόφορος, 'Christ-bearer'),
martyr of the 3rd century. Carried Christ as a child across a river
(Wikipedia)
Norbert Ahlmann
c. 1957

Lüdinghausen /  Christophorus-Brunnen   Lüdinghausen /  Christophorus-Brunnen

Description

Sandstone statue of St. Christopher bearing the Christ Child.

Annotation

Restored in 2007 by Nico Janning.

Saint Christopher Legend

The most well known legend about Saint Christopher's life is this. A little child asked him to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child: "You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were." The child replied: "You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your king, whom you are serving by this work." The child then vanished

Lüdinghausen - Christophorus-Brunnen

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°46'9" E 7°26'39"

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