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Luxembourg
Vianden

Grand-Rue - Place de la Résistance
(Chapelle de la Sodalité Mariale)

Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie

Saint Mary Immaculate Conception

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

1760-61

Vianden /  Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie   Vianden /  Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie

Description

Statue of St. Mary with her arms crossed, under her feet the serpent and the crescent moon.

Inscription(s)

soDaLItas VirgInI MarIĉ
ConseCrata fVerat s
patre antonIo goDLIb ag prĉfectis
petro mvterge ag Ioanne goldschmit
avferbavt mit zv stant der gantzer
sodalite vnd gvtdeter im iar christi 1761

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:

Tags

Location N 49°55'58" E 6°12'18"

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