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Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kapellenplatz - Brunnenhof
(Beichtkapelle)

Portal der Beichtkapelle

Portal of the Confession Chapel

Roland Friederichsen
1979

Kevelaer /  Portal der Beichtkapelle   Kevelaer /  Portal der Beichtkapelle

Description

Bronze door with of which the center bar is designed as a trunk of a palm, the crown fills the arch field above the door, showing the text Wie die Palme blüht der gerechte (Psalm 92). The six reliefs depicting biblical scenes of baptism, forgiveness and reconciliation are designed in accordance with the words of Bishop Ambrose of Milan: Wasser der Taufe / Tränen der Buße - "There is not only the water of baptism, but also the tears of penance". Thus it becomes clear: the sacrament of penance revives the sacrament of baptism, allowing a new beginning.

Left door, at the bottom WASSER DER TAUFE
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
Baptism
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
(a couple in a cart)
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
Moses leads the people of Israel through the Red Sea
Right door, at the bottom TRÄNEN DER BUßE
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
Return of the lost son
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
The lost son in the pigsty
Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle
Jesus and the female sinner

The doors were open and it was not possible to close them for our photos.

Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle Kevelaer - Portal der Beichtkapelle

Signature

r. friederichsen 79 münchen

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°35'4" - E 6°14'39")

Item Code: denw759; Photograph: 15 June 2019
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