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Rue Maréchal Foch (place de la Mairie)

Fontaine de la Vierge

Saint Mary's Fountain

The mother of Jesus Christ

1742/20th cent.

Châtenois /  Fontaine de la Vierge   Châtenois /  Fontaine de la Vierge


Sandstone statue of St. Mary with Child, which makes a blessing gesture.


The fountain dates from 1742. The statue is replaced in the second half of the 20th century.

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:

Sources & Information


Location (N 48°16'17" - E 7°23'56")

Item Code: fral006; Photograph: 14 April 2012
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