(St. Johannes Kirche)
Fassadenstatuen an der St. Johannes Kirche
Façade statues at St. John's Church
Church, built between 1911 and 1913 by the architect Adolf Gaudy, with sculptures at the front and at the side entrances.
Front: Four statues in two rows:
- Sankt Johannes der Täufer - St. John the Baptist - with a lamb.
(c. 6 BC- c. 36 AD),
itinerant preacher and a major religious figure who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River. He baptized Jesus at "Bethany beyond the Jordan."
- Sankt Gallus / Saint Gall (with a bear), (Ireland c. 550 - Arbon c. 646), Irish disciple and one of the traditional twelve companions of Saint Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent; portrayed as an abbot blessing a bear that brings him a log of wood
(Ireland c. 550 - Arbon c. 646), Irish disciple and one of the traditional twelve companions of Saint Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent; portrayed as an abbot blessing a bear that brings him a log of wood
- Bischof Konrad von Konstanz - St. Conrad of Constance (c. 900-975), bishop of Konstanz, 934-975
- Bischof Gebhard von Konstanz - St. Gebhard of Constance (Bregenz 949 - Konstanz 995), bishop of Konstanz, 979-995
North entrance: Tympan and two statues:
- Tympan relief Maria und Jesuskind.
- Sankt Cäcilia - Saint Cecilia - with an organ.
patron saint of musicians and Church music because as she was dying she sang to God
- Sankt Katharina von Alexandrien - St. Catherine of Alexandria - with broken wheel.
(early 4th century), Virgin princess, martyr; she was condemned to death on the spiked breaking wheel, but, at her touch, it shattered
South entrance: Tympan and two statues:
- Tympan Christus König - Christ the King
- Sankt Aloysius von Gonzaga - Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
(Castiglione delle Stiviere 1568 - Rome 1591)
Italian Jesuit. Canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726
- Unknown saint with book (St. Ignatius of Loyola?).
Sources & Information
Location (N 47°34'7" - E 9°22'50")
Item Code: chtg007; Photograph: 5 October 2014
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