Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Pierre-Église
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place de l'Abbé de Saint-Pierre
(Église Saint-Pierre)

Saint Pierre (Tu es Pierre)

Saint Peter (Thou art Peter)

(Greek: Πέτρος, Pétros, "stone, rock"; 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
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Saint-Pierre-Église /  Saint Pierre (Tu es Pierre)   Saint-Pierre-Église /  Saint Pierre (Tu es Pierre)

Description

Stone statue of St. Peter, with at his feet a model of the church of Saint-Pierre-Église.

Inscription(s)

Around the base the text: tu es pierre | et sur cette | pierre je batira | mon eglise ( thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, Matthew 16:18).

Saint-Pierre-Église - Saint Pierre (Tu es Pierre)

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 49°40'7" W 1°24'20"

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