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La Vierge à l'enfant

Saint Mary with child

The mother of Jesus Christ


Quintin /  La Vierge à l'enfant   Quintin /  La Vierge à l'enfant


Statue of St. Mary with Child. St Mary is crowned, Jesus holds an orb and makes a blessing gesture.
The house has on the façade the text:

si lamovr de mairie en ton coevr est grave en passant ne       tovblie de lvi direvn ave

The complete poem is:

Si l'amour de Marie
En ton cœur est gravé
En passant ne t'oublie
De lui dire un ave
If the love of Mary is engraved in your heart, in passing [here] do not forget to say a Hail Mary.
A poem found above the doors of many chapels in France.

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:


Locatie (N 48°24'11" - W 2°54'39") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frbr134; Photograph: 1 June 2012
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