Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Knock - Cnoc Mhuire
Mayo - Maigh Eo

Basilica Avenue
(Knock Shrine)

Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan

Timothy P. Schmalz
2003-2004

Knock - Cnoc Mhuire /  Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan

Description

Group of three bronze statues of saints (the descriptions are from the sculptor's website).
  1. (center):
    St. Patrick (Modern Irish: Pádraig) 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the 'Apostle of Ireland', he is the primary patron saint of the island.
    "A Celtic Vision - This truly historic depiction of St. Patrick captures the great mante of this man with his Celtic goat-skin cloak, braided hair and beard, shamrock in hand, confidently crushing the snake with his staff, a simple branch of a tree."
    Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan

  2. (left)
    St. Kevin, Saint Cóemgen (modern Irish: Caoimhín), popularly anglicized to Kevin (498 - 618), founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow (Wikipedia).
    "Legend has it that this Saint stood still in meditative prayer so long that birds would nest in his hands."
    Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan

  3. (right)
    St. Brendan the Navigator, (Fenit Island c. 484 - Eanachduin c. 577), called 'the Navigator', 'the Voyager', or 'the Bold'; one of the early Irish monastic saints; chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the 'Isle of the Blessed', also called Saint Brendan's Island (Wikipedia).
    "Believed to be one of the earliest explorers to North America, St. Brendan stands upright on his ship with hands stretched forward to receive what challenges God has laid before him."
    Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan Knock - Cnoc Mhuire / Saints Patrick, Kevin and Brendan

Signature

(St. Patrick) schmalz
(St. Kevin) schmalz 2003
(St. Brendan) monogram TS 2004

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 53°47'31" - W 8°54'58")

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Item Code: ie318; Photograph: 21 June 2014
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