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Sankt Lambrecht
Steiermark

Hauptstraße 1
(Benediktinerstift)

Heiligen im Stiftshof

Saints in the Abbey's Courtyard


1737-39

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Description

Sixteen stone statues of Saints on the stone wall at the west side of the courtyard.

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Florian
(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 (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Donatus
of Münstereifel (c. 140 - before 180), 2nd century Roman soldier and martyr (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Johannes Evangelist / St. John the Evangelist
conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John - considered to be the same person as John the Apostle (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Andreas / St. Andrew
apostle and the brother of Saint Peter; founder and the first bishop of the Church of Byzantium. Protector of fishermen, in particular. He is shown with a saltire cross, in accordance with the way in which he died (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Paulus / St. Paul
the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Petrus / St. Peter
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand (Wikipedia)

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Johannes der Täufer / St. John the Baptist
(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." (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
Jesus

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
Maria / St. Mary
Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Joseph, with Jesus
the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Anna / St. Anne, with the young St. Mary
mother of the Virgin Mary. She is often depicted with Mary as a child or a young girl (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Joachim
the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Sebastian
(died c. 288), martyr, killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians (Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Leonhard / St. Leonard
(died 559 AD), Frankish saint
(Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Maurus / St. Maurus
abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma from 1029 at the latest to 1036, and bishop of Pécs from 1036 until his death around 1075
(Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof
St. Placidus
disciple of Saint Benedict
(Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Heiligen im Stiftshof

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Donatus of Münstereifel, St.
  • Florian, St.
  • Jesus
  • Joachim, St.
  • John the Baptist, St.
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Joseph with Jesus, St.
  • Leonard, St.
  • Mary, St.
  • Maurus of Pécs, St.
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Placidus, St.
  • Sebastian, St.
  • Location (N 47°4'17" - E 14°17'59")

    Item Code: atst108; Photograph: 12 September 2016
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt