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Limerick - Luimneach
Limerick - Luimneach

The Crescent 16
(Sacred Heart Church)

Saints' statues at the Sacred Heart Church


1900

Limerick - <i>Luimneach</i> /  Saints' statues at the Sacred Heart Church

Description

Three statues are on top of the pediment of the Sacred Heart Church:
  1. St. Ignatius of Loyola
    (1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General (Wikipedia).
  2. Sacred Heart Statue
  3. St. Francis Xavier
    (Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Wikipedia).

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Annotation

The church is built between 1864-67, the tetrastyle red brick temple-fronted classical facade is dated to 1900.

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Tags

Location N 52°39'32" W 8°37'54"

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Item Code: ie253; Photograph: 18 June 2014
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