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France
Poitiers
Vienne

Poitou-Charentes

Place Sainte-Radégonde
(Église Sainte-Radégonde)

La Vierge à l'enfant et quatre saints de Poitiers

Saint Mary and four saints of Poitiers

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

Poitiers /  La Vierge à l'enfant et quatre saints de Poitiers   Poitiers /  La Vierge à l'enfant et quatre saints de Poitiers

Description

Above the door a statue of Mary with child flanked by four patron saints of Poitiers.
  1. Sta Agnes Sainte Agnès de Poitiers / Saint Agnes of Poitiers, companion of St. Radegund, first abbess of the monastery of the Holy Cross at Poitiers.
  2. Sta Radegundis - Sainte Radegonde de Poitiers / Saint Radegund of Thuringia, (ca. 520-586) was a 6th century Frankish princess, who founded the monastery of the Holy Cross at Poitiers (Wikipedia).
  3. Virgo dei genitrix - Mary with child
  4. Stus Hilarius - Saint Hilaire de Poitiers / Saint Hilary of Poitiers, (c. 300 - c. 368), Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church (Wikipedia).
  5. Sta Disciola - Saint Disciola, (d. 583), companion of St. Radegund, nun in the monastery of the Holy Cross at Poitiers.


1. Sainte Agnès de Poitiers
Saint Agnes of Poitiers

2. Sainte Radegonde de Poitiers
Saint Radegund of Thuringia

3. Mary with child

4. Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
Saint Hilary of Poitiers

5. Saint Disciola

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:

Tags

Location N 46°34'47" E 0°21'5"

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