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(Basilique Saint Sixte)

Reliefs avec Saint Jean-Marie Vianney

Reliefs with Saint John Vianney

Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
Dardilly, Rhône 1786 - Ars 1859
French parish priest; patron saint of parish priests; often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars" (i.e., Parish Priest of Ars)
Paul-Émile Millefaut

Ars-sur-Formans /  Reliefs avec Saint Jean-Marie Vianney   Ars-sur-Formans /  Reliefs avec Saint Jean-Marie Vianney


Two reliefs above the north resp. the south doors of the Saint Sixtus basilica, built by the architect Pierre-Marie Bossan in 1862.

Ars-sur-Formans - Reliefs avec Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
Le Curé d'Ars offrant la nouvelle église à sainte Philomène / St. Jean-Marie Vianney offers the new church to St. Philomena
God and the Holy Ghost are watching.
Ars-sur-Formans - Reliefs avec Saint Jean-Marie Vianney
St. Mary sits on a throne with Jesus in her arms, to her left kneels St. Jean-Marie Vianney and on her right side offers a kneeling angel her a crown.


(south) e. millefavt


Sources & Information


  • Country: France
  • Angel
  • God the Father
  • Jean-Marie Vianney, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Millefaut, Paul-Émile
  • Philomena, St.
  • Tympanum
  • Location (N 45°59'32" - E 4°49'22")

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    Item Code: frra271; Photograph: 17 August 2018
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