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Kevelaer
Kreis Kleve

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kapellenplatz
(Sankt Marien Basilika, Südportal)

Portal der Nachfolge Christi

Portal of the Imitation of Christ

"Pfarrei Portal"
"Parish portal"
Bert Gerresheim
1990

Kevelaer /  Portal der Nachfolge Christi   Kevelaer /  Portal der Nachfolge Christi

Description

Bronze door with various persons. It is named after De imitatione Christi, the work by Thomas à Kempis

Kevelaer - Portal der Nachfolge Christi
Kevelaer - Portal der Nachfolge Christi
Left door: Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471, Wikipedia), holding a book with his name thomas von kempen, in front of the entrance of the former convent of the Oratorians (now Priesterhaus) in Kevelaer. inscribed [christo pe]regrinanti in terris (to Christ as a pilgrim on earth).

Kevelaer - Portal der Nachfolge Christi
The right door shows Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 1910-1997, Wikipedia) praying in front of the porch of the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace), with [consola]trix afflictor[um] (Comforter of the Afflicted).

To the left and right of the doors are respectively the book De Imitatione Christi and Utopia by Thomas More.

Kevelaer - Portal der Nachfolge Christi Kevelaer - Portal der Nachfolge Christi

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Location (N 51°35'3" - E 6°14'40")

Item Code: denw765; Photograph: 15 June 2019
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