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Notre Dame des Naufragés

Our Lady of the Shipwrecked

The mother of Jesus Christ
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Cyprian Godebski
1903

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Description

Statue of Carrara marble showing St. Mary with Child, reachting to a castaway.

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Inscription(s)

NOTRE-DAME
DES
NAUFRAGéS

Cette statue
oeuvre et don du Sculpteur GODEBSKI
érigé par les soins
de Mgr François-Virgile DUBILLARD
et par la piété de ses chers diocésains
en l'honneur de la Patronne des Marins
a l'occasion du Jubilé
de l'Immaculée Conception
et en témoignage de vive reconnaissance
envers la charité catholique
pour ses généreux secours
pendant la crise sardinière (1903)
a été bénite et inaugurée solennellement
par Son éminence le Cardinal LABOURé
en presence de plusieurs évèques
et d'un immense concours
de prÍtres et de fidèles
le 3 Juillet 1904

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 48°2'20" - W 4°43'59")

Item Code: frbr077; Photograph: 29 May 2012
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