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St. Mary

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Kevelaer /  Maria   Kevelaer /  Maria


Two small statues adorn the facades of the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel): a statue of St. Mary in a niche above the entrance, and a pieta on the front of a small chapel at the north side.

Kevelaer - Maria

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:



Locatie (N 51°35'1" - E 6°14'36") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: denw746; Photograph: 15 June 2019
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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