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(Kapelle St. Joseph)

Sankt Joseph und Sankt Matthias

Saint Joseph and Saint Matthias

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Mettlach /  Sankt Joseph und Sankt Matthias   Mettlach /  Sankt Joseph und Sankt Matthias


The chapel was built in 1864 in Wallerfangen and in 1879 demolished and rebuilt in 1882 at the present place, to serve as a chapel for the hospital founded by Eugen von Boch; the crypt is uses as family burial place.
Two statues flanking the entrance portal of the Chapel.

Mettlach - Sankt Joseph und Sankt Matthias
St. Joseph the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).
Mettlach - Sankt Joseph und Sankt Matthias
St. Matthias the apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot. Protector of carpenters, butchers and smiths. His attribute is a halberd, signifying the way in which he died (Wikipedia).
The right one is identified as St. Matthias because of the axe. Identification is not sure.


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Locatie (N 49°29'42" - E 6°35'45") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: desl116; Photograph: 31 May 2019
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