On the four corners of the tower are stone statues on a console:
- SW-corner: St. Paulus - 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.
- NW-corner: St. Petrus - (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
- NE-corner: St. Felizitas - St. Felicitas of Rome (c. 101 - 165), Christian martyr
- SE-corner: Unbeflecktes Herz Mariä - Immaculate Heart of Mary
On the northside is a porch, built 1909-1910 with three statues, from left to right:
- St. Michael, Angel with sword and text shield.
the Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).
- Madonna mit Kind - Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ
- St. Gabriel. Angel with lily.
(Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, 'God is my strength'), archangel who serves as a messenger to humans from God
On the south façade, east of the porch, are two further statues flanking the bricked north entrance
- St. Paulus.
- St. Petrus.
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 51°46'11" - E 7°26'39") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: denw241; Photograph: 12 October 2012
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