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São Francisco de Assis

Saint Francis of Assisi

born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone
(1181/82 - 1226)
Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history
Aleijandinho (Antonio Francisco Lisboa)

Ouro Preto /  São Francisco de Assis   Ouro Preto /  São Francisco de Assis


The Church of St. Francis has a large relief in soap-stone at the front façade. In the roundel at the top is a depiction of St. Francis receving the stigmata, in the background the church is visible. The lower relief shows the Virgin Mary.

Ouro Preto - São Francisco de Assis
St. Francis of Assisi receving the stigmata.

Ouro Preto - São Francisco de Assis
N. Sra da Conceição (N. Sra. da Porciúncula) / Our Lady of Conception (or Our Lady Queen of the Angels)
Patron saint of the Franciscans. In the lower part the wounds of Christ (left) and the coat of arms of Portugal are depicted.


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Location (S 20°23'12" - W 43°30'9")

Item Code: brmg082; Photograph: 15 July 2017
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