Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Pölten
Niederösterreich

Heßstraße 1
(Prandtauerkirche)

Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche

Saint Statues at the Prandtauer Church


1707-12

Sankt Pölten /  Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche   Sankt Pölten /  Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche

Description

The construction of a Carmelite monastery and church built 1707/1708-1712 according to the plans of the Order Architect of the Carmelites, Martin Witwer. Probably on the intervention of the imperial house a highly baroque revision of the plans took place by the sculptor and master builder Matthias Steinl. The construction was commissioned to the Baroque master builder Jakob Prandtauer. In 1782, the monastery and the church were professed. In 1934, the architect Rudolf Wondracek reconstructed the original state of the church and it was re-consecrated in 1935.

Sankt Pölten - Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche
S. IOSEPH C. PROTECTOR CARMELI
St. Joseph patron of the Carmelites

St. 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).
Husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Sankt Pölten - Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche
St. Mary with Child

Sankt Pölten - Heiligenstatuen an der Prandtauerkirche
S. THERESIA V. RESTAVRATRIX CARMELI
St. Theresia reformer of the Carmelites

St. Theresia of Avila
born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (Gotarrendura, Ávila 1515 - 1582), prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun (Wikipedia).

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Location N 48°12'15" E 15°37'21"

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