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(Sint-Willibrorduskerk)

Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef

Saints Willibrord, John the Baptist and Joseph

artist unknown
c. 1930

Eisden /  Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef   Eisden /  Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef

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In de buitengevels van de Sint-Williborduskerk in Eisden bevinden zich drie heiligenbeelden, respectievelijk een beeld van Sint Willibrord in een nis in de voorgevel, een reliëf van Sint Johannes de Doper boven de deur van een zijkapel, en tenslotte een reliëf van Sint Jozef in de noordelijke zijgevel. De kerk is gebouwd van 1929-33 naar ontwerp van de architect Karel Gessler uit Maaseik.

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In the outer facades of the Saint Willibord Church in Eisden there are three statues of saints, respectively a statue of Saint Willibrord in a niche in the front facade, a relief of Saint John the Baptist above the door of a side chapel, and finally a relief of Saint Joseph in the northern side wall. The church was built from 1929-33 and was designed by architect Karel Gessler from Maaseik.

Eisden - Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef
St. Willibrord, (c. 658-739), missionary saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg (Wikipedia).
Eisden - Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef
St. Johannes de Doper / 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).
Eisden - Sint Willibrord, Johannes de Doper en Jozef
St. Josef / St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).
Afgebeeld met zaag en staf, en in de achtergrond mijnschachten.
Depicted with saw and staff, and mine shafts in the background.

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Item Code: beli030; Photograph: 16 August 2021
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