(Haus St. Valentin (Graf von Migazzi-Hof))
Fünf Passauer Heiligen
Five Saints of Passau
St. Altmann, Severin, Valentin, Maximilian und Stephanus
Five more than life-size statues of saints:
From left to right:
All five statues have the data 1865 on the foot, and on the base the name of the saint and the date 1906.
- ST. ALTMANN
(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).
- ST. SEVERIN
(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).
- ST. VALENTIN
( c. 475), first bishop of Passau; patron saint of the diocese of Passau (Wikipedia).
- ST. MAXIMILIAN
( 288) was born in Celeia in the Noricum province (now Celje in Slovenia), and in adulthood made a pilgrimage to Rome. Pope Sixtus II sent him to Lorch, where he was beheaded by the Roman Prefect Numerian after refusing to abandon Christianity and sacrifice to the pagan gods. Second patron of the diocese of Lorch (Wikipedia).
- ST. STEPHANUS
protomartyr of Christianity, preached shortly after Jesus' crucifixion. He is condemned for blasphemy and stoned to death by an infuriated mob (Wikipedia).
All these saints have a clear relation with Passau.
- Fidelis Schönlaub (Wien 1805 - München 1883),
Sources & Information
- Denkmalliste Stadt Passau (PDF on-line on www.passau.de).
Locatie (N 48°34'27" - E 13°27'45") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: deby129; Photograph: 16 February 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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