Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Funchal
(Fr. de São Pedro)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

Praça do Município
(Igreja do Colégio dos Jesuítas)

Quatro estátuas de santos jesuítas

Four Statues of Jesuit Saints


17th century

Funchal /  Quatro estátuas de santos jesuítas

Description

The façade of the church shows four marble (?) statues in niches, and in the center part the Portuguese coat of arms and a cartouche with the letters IHS.
  1. Santo Inácio de Loiola / St. Ignatius of Loyala, (1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General (Wikipedia).. Depicted with a book with the words ad majorem (complete Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ' -To the greater glory of God, the motto of the Jesuit order).
  2. S. Francisco Xavier / St. Francis Xavier - (Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Wikipedia).
  3. S. Estanislau / St. Stanislaus Kostka, with a child - (Rostkowo 1550 - Rome 1568), (Polish: Stanisław Kostka) Polish novice of the Society of Jesus. Canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726. (Wikipedia).
  4. S. Francisco de Borja / St Francis Borgia, with a skull - (Gandia 1510 - Rome 1572), 4th Duke of Gandia, Grandee of Spain, (Catalan: Francesc de Borja, Spanish: Francisco de Borja), Spanish Jesuit and third Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Canonized by Pope Clement X in 1670. (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 32°38'59" - W 16°54'32")

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