Bronze doors, inaugurated 8 December 1999, showing various reliefs, in the top section three scenes , and on each of the doors three scenes of the lives of saints in relation to St. Pölten.
Texts: EVANGELIZARE - MISERICORDIAS
ET INCARNATUS EST
ANNO 2000 SANCTO
(1073 - 1136), Margrave of Austria, 1095-1136. Patron saint of Austria
(170 - 235 AD)
the most important 3rd-century theologian in the Christian Church in Rome
(Ireland 6-- - Würzburg c. 689),
companion of Kilian and Totnan, missionaries to Franconia, Germany
(c. 1015 - 8 August 1091), often called Saint or Blessed Altmann, was a founder of monasteries and Bishop of Passau (1065-1091). He is venerated as a saint, but not officially canonised (Wikipedia).
In the background a pieta
(d. c. 304), commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum, responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Martyred because is did not want to sacrifice to Roman gods. He is usually depicted as a Roman officer pouring water from a pitcher over a fire
In the background the new parliament building of Niederösterreich in Sankt Pölten
(ca. 410-482), known as the "Apostle to Noricum". It has been speculated that he was born in either Southern Italy or in the Roman province of Africa, after the death of Attila in 453. Severinus himself refused to discuss his personal history before his appearance along the Danube in Noricum. Founder of the Batavis/Boitrum convent in Passau. Patron saint of Bavaria (Wikipedia).
ad perpetua rei memoriam
anno sancto bismillesimo
ioanne paulo ii summo ecclesiae pontifice
erwino proell hanc provinciam austriae inferioris procurante
gulielmo gruber huius municipii curam gerente
haec porta aenea
huius templi beatae mariae virgini dedicati
per artificem iacobum kopp caelata
ab episcopo conrado krenn
huius dioeceseos s hippolyti antistite
et consecrata et aperta est
(follows a list of sponsors)
- Jakob Kopp (Linz 1930),
Austrian sculptor and painter
Sources & Information
Location (N 48°12'18" - E 15°37'36")
Item Code: atno033; Photograph: 18 September 2016
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