In the tympan is a crucifix. On the trumeau is a statue of St. Mary with Jesus and on the jambs are statues of saints Martin, the town patron, and St. Liborius, the patron of the diocese of Paderborn. On the feast day of Liborius, 23 July 1907, the cornerstone was laid for the present church.
St. Martin (with a goose at his feet) (Savaria, Pannonia (now Szombathely, Hungary), 316 - Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul 397), 3rd Bishop of Tours. Around his name much legendary material accrued and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints
St. Liborius (c. 348 - Le Mans 397), second Bishop of Le Mans; patron saint of the cathedral and archdiocese of Paderborn (Wikipedia).
Above the rose window:
God the father sitting on a throne, with crown and orb.
Top of the gable
Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum benedicta tu in
mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus
(First part of the Hail Mary prayer).
South Portal Tympan
Kommet zu mir, die ihr mühselig und
beladen seid, ich will euch erquicken
(Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest; Matthew 11:28).
Christ, depicted as a Holy Heart Statue, amidst men, women and children.
North Portal Tympan
Du bist Petrus, und auf diesen
Felsen will ich meine Kirche bauen
(And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; Matthew 16:18)
Jesus gives Petrus the keys of the gate of heaven.
At the north side of the nave is a statue of St. Joseph.
Gehet zu Joseph und was er euch sagt das tust
(Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do, 1.Mose 41:55. -
NB this quote refers to Joseph, son of Jacob, and not to the depicted Joseph, foster father of Jesus, who is shown with lily and T-square)
(various places) m. beule fec.
- Matthias Beule (Grevenbrück 1877 - Kreuzburg, Oberschlesien [now Kluczbork] 1921),
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°1'45" - E 7°50'41")
Item Code: denw661; Photograph: 7 October 2018
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