Statues - Hither & Thither

Guernsey
Saint Peter Port

Burnt Lane
(Notre Dame du Rosaire)

Notre Dame

St. Mary

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1962

Saint Peter Port /  Notre Dame   Saint Peter Port /  Notre Dame

Description

Granite statue of St. Mary above the entrance of the church.

Annotation

The statue is possibly made by Jean Cattant, who made some statues for the interior.

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:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 49°27'11" - W 2°32'26")

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Item Code: gg09; Photograph: 6 August 2015
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