Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Sainte-Anne d'Auray
Morbihan

Bretagne

Rue de Vannes 9
(Sanctuaire - Basilique Sainte-Anne (façade))

Yves Nicolazic et Pierre de Kériolet

Yves Nicolazic and Pierre de Kériolet

(artist?)
1874

Sainte-Anne d'Auray /  Yves Nicolazic et Pierre de Kériolet   Sainte-Anne d'Auray /  Yves Nicolazic et Pierre de Kériolet

Description

Two statues in the façade of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne d'Auray:
  1. Yves Nicolazic (Pluneret 1591 - Sainte-Anne d'Auray 1645), Breton paysant, for whom St. Anne appeared in 1624 (Wikipedia).
  2. Pierre Le Gouvello de Kériolet (1602-1660), French nobleman who led a very wicked life until he was miraculously saved from a bullet and attended an exorcism where the devil accused him of his sins. Recognizing God's hand in his life, he became a model of virtue and lived a holy life from that moment.

Sainte-Anne d'Auray - Yves Nicolazic et Pierre de Keriolet Sainte-Anne d'Auray - Yves Nicolazic et Pierre de Keriolet

Annotation

The basilica was built 1866-72 by the architect édouard Deperthes.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°42'15" W 2°57'14"

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