Statues - Hither & Thither

Poland
Kłodzko
Dolnośląskie

Plac Franciszkański 1

Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary


(Wikipedia)

18th century

Kłodzko /  Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej   Kłodzko /  Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej

Description

Three statues in niches in the façade of the church:
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Kłodzko - Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej
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  1. Madonna z Dzieciątkiem / Saint Mary with Child
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  2. Święty Karol Boromeusz / Saint Charles Borromeo
    (Italian: Carlo Borromeo) (1538 - 1584), cardinal, worked during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church (Wikipedia).
  3. Święty Antoni Padewski / Saint Antonius of Padua
    born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).
And three on the top façade of the convent:
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Kłodzko - Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej
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  1. (saint with book)
  2. Święta Maryja / Saint Mary
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).
  3. Święty Józef / Saint Joseph
    (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Further there is a relief in the façade.

Kłodzko - Kościół Matki Bożej Różańcowej

In the church is an altar with statue of Saint John of Nepomuk.

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(Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)

Annotation

The church is built 1628-1631.

Tags

Location (N 50°26'14" - E 16°39'21")

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