Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Großweikersdorf
Niederösterreich

Hauptplatz

Sankt Donat

Saint Donatus of Münstereifel

(c. 140 - before 180)
2nd century Roman soldier and martyr
(Wikipedia)

1730

Großweikersdorf /  Sankt Donat   Großweikersdorf /  Sankt Donat

Description

Stone statue of Saint Deodat, as a Roman soldier leaning to a tree with grapes. On the socle the coat of arms of Großweikersdorf and the year 1730.

Großweikersdorf - Sankt Donat

Inscription(s)

Hl. Donate bitt für uns

Annotation

Saint Donatus is a patron against lightning strikes. His cultus is closely linked to that of Saint Florian, who is the protector against May frost. The two together are often invoked to protect the wine harvest, particularly in Hungary.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°28'23" E 15°58'55"

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