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Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

St. Giles'

Our Lady of Blackfriars

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1921

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Description

Stone statue of St. Mary above the entrance of the Blackfriars Priory of the Holy Spirit.

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:

Oxford - Our Lady of Blackfriars

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°45'22" W 1°15'35"

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