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Cherbourg-Octeville
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place Notre-Dame du Voeu
(Église Notre-Dame du Voeu)

Notre Dame du Voeu

Our Lady of the Vow

The mother of Jesus Christ
(Wikipedia)
artist unknown
1850s

Cherbourg-Octeville /  Notre Dame du Voeu   Cherbourg-Octeville /  Notre Dame du Voeu

Description

Stone statue of St. Mary and Child at the top of the gable of the church of Notre Dame du Voeu.

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:

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Location (N 49°38'10" - W 1°37'43")

Item Code: frbn121; Photograph: 7 August 2015
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