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France
Saint-Quirin
Moselle

Lorraine

Place de l'Église
(Église priorale de Saint-Quirin)

Saint Quirin

Saint Quirinus of Neuss

Roman tribune, martyr, said to have been decapitated in 116.
Numerous wells and springs were dedicated to him. He was invoked against the bubonic plague, smallpox, and gout; he was also considered a patron saint of animals
(Wikipedia)
(Wikipedia)

1722

Saint-Quirin /  Saint Quirin   Saint-Quirin /  Saint Quirin

Description

Stone statue in a niche above the entrance of the church.

Inscription(s)

17 sancte qvirine
ora pro nobis
22

ANNO 1722 TEMPLUM HOC CUM TURRIBUS EXTRUI
FECIT R.D. EDMUNDUS HERB . CAPITULARIS
MAURI MONASTERII ET HUIUS LOCI PRIOR
SUMPTIBUS PRIORATUS SUB Rmo Dno ANSELMO
DICTI MON[ASTE]RII ABBATE ET HUIUS LOCI DOMINO

Annotation

Above the door of the adjoining priory ('prieuré') is a relief in scalloped rococo style, containing three medallions showing in relief Saint Martin and Saint Quirin (the patron saints of Marmoutier and Saint-Quirin) and a cross and a palm of martyrdom, below these the date 1711.

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Location (N 48°36'32" - E 7°3'52")

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