Baroque façade of the church with six statues:
- In the center is a niche with a statue of St. Mary, standing on a sphere and crushing the serpernt. She is surrounded by cherubs.
On the top
- (center) Christ, with an orb in his hand and making a blessing gesture.
- (left) St. Benedikt - (c.480-543), Patron saint of Europe and students; founded communities for monks. Benedict's main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks
- (right) St. Scholastika - St. Scholastica (c. 480 - 547), twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia (Wikipedia).
- (left) Pippin der Jüngere / King Pippin the Short, (714 - Saint-Denis 768),
First King of the Franks (752-68) of the Carolingian dynasty, father of Charlemagne
(Wikipedia). He is the founder of the abbey in Prüm in 721.
- (right) Karl der Grosse / Charlemagne (unknown place 742 - Aachen 814),
King of the Franks (since 768) and Emperor (since 800)
St. Benedikt / St. Benedict
St. Scholastika / St. Scholastica
King Pippin / Pippin der Jüngere
Charlemagne / Karl der Grosse
The statues of Pippin and Charlemage date from the 19th century. From ca. 1960 to 1997 they were replaced by modern statues of the late 1957 and 1959 repectively. In 1997 the restored, original 19th century statues returned, and the new statues were placed behind the convent on the Gerberweg (Pippin and Charlemagne).
Sources & Information
Location (N 50°12'23" - E 6°25'30")
Item Code: derp149; Photograph: 21 April 2012
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