Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Paderborn
Lkr. Paderborn

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Westernstraße 19
(Franziskanerkloster & -kirche St. Joseph)

Heiligenstatuen am Franziskanerkloster und -kirche

Saint Statues at the Franciscan Convent and Church


reconstructed c. 1950

Paderborn /  Heiligenstatuen am Franziskanerkloster und -kirche   Paderborn /  Heiligenstatuen am Franziskanerkloster und -kirche

Description

Various statues in niches on the Franciscan convent and church:
    Convent façade

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  1. St. Franziskus von Assisi / St. Saint Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (1181/82 - 1226), an Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history (Wikipedia).
  2. Maria Immaculata on a sphere with snake
    with the anagram:
    ave maria gratia plena | dominus tecum
    deipara inventa sum | ergo immaculata
    (the first lines are the Latin version of the Angelic Salutation, and last lines are the same letters rearranged expressing the sinlessness of St. Mary [source]).

    Church façade

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  3. St. Mary with Child
  4. Unknown saint.
  5. St. Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Tags

Location N 51°42'59" E 8°45'0"

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Item Code: denw420; Photograph: 12 September 2015
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