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Heiligenstatuen an der Jesuitenkirche

Saint Statues at the Jesuit Church

c. 1750

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Three statues in the façade of the Jesuitenkirche:
  1. (top) Christus - Christ, making a blessing gesture and holding an orb.
  2. (left) St. Ignatius von Loyola - St. Ignatius of Loyola, with the IHS symbol on his chest and holding a paper with the text ad majorem dei gloriam
    (1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General (Wikipedia).
  3. (right) St. Franz Xaver, holding a cross and baptizing a smal indian. A second indian holds his staff.
    (Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Wikipedia).
On the roof are allegorical statues of Faith, Charity and Hope, which we could not photograph because of the heavy backlight.

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Locatie (N 49°24'39" - E 8°42'27") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: debw064; Photograph: 26 September 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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