Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Werl
Lkr. Soest

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Schulgasse  
(Pfarrhaus Propsteigemeinde)

St. Walburga, Norbert und Laurentius

Sts. Walpurga, Norbert and Lawrence


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Werl /  St. Walburga, Norbert und Laurentius

Description

Three polychrome sandstone(?) statues in niches of the former priory, now rectory:
  1. St. Walburga / St. Walpurga (England c. 710- Heidenheim 779), English missionary to the Frankish Empire; abbess of the monastery in Heidenheim Germany (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Norbert (Xanten c. 1080 - Magdeburg 1134), founder of the Norbertine or Premonstratensian order of canons regular (Wikipedia).
  3. St. Laurentius / St. Lawrence (c. 225 - 258), one of the seven deacons of ancient Rome who were martyred during the persecution of Valerian. Usually holding a gridiron and wearing a dalmatic (Wikipedia).

Werl - St. Walburga, Norbert und Laurentius
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Werl - St. Walburga, Norbert und Laurentius
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Werl - St. Walburga, Norbert und Laurentius
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Annotation

From the street the statues are difficult to see, except for the central statue of St. Norbert.

Tags

Location N 51°33'6" E 7°54'47"

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Item Code: denw290; Photograph: 12 August 2013
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