Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Ribeira Grande
(Fr. de Matriz)
São Miguel (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Largo Gaspar Frutuoso
(Igreja Nossa Senhora da Estrela)

Nossa Senhora da Estrela

Our Lady of the Star

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)

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Ribeira Grande /  Nossa Senhora da Estrela   Ribeira Grande /  Nossa Senhora da Estrela

Description

Statue of St. Mary with Child in a niche in the façade of the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Estrela (Church of Our Lady of the Star).

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 37°49'24" W 25°31'8"

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Item Code: ptac069; Photograph: 23 June 2016
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