Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Maynooth - Maigh Nuad
Kildare - Cill Dara

Saint Patrick's College
(Saint Mary's House)

Saint Mary

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

c. 1850

Maynooth - Maigh Nuad /  Saint Mary   Maynooth - Maigh Nuad /  Saint Mary

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary in a niche of St. Mary's House.

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:

Sources & Information

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Location (N 53°22'44" - W 6°35'56")

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Item Code: ie336; Photograph: 22 June 2014
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