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(Holy Trinity Church)

Saints' statues at Holy Trinity Church


1889

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Description

Six statues at the front facade of the Holy Trinity Church
    Side wing, west:
  1. St. Francis of Assisi, monk with book.
    born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (1181/82 - 1226), an Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history (Wikipedia).
    portico:
  2. St. Clara, nun with chalice.
    (1194 - 1253), one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition (Wikipedia).
  3. Sacred Heart
  4. St. Anthony of Padua, monk with the child Jesus sitting on a book.
    born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).
  5. St. Mary, standing on a snake.
    Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (Wikipedia). Side wing, east:
  6. St. Joseph (?) (the statue is weathered, a male saint with a lily and possibly a carpenter's square).
    the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

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Annotation

The Holy Trinity Church was designed by the Pain brothers in 1834 in the honour of Father Theobald Mathew. It was opened in 1850. The Gothic-Revival portico was added in 1889.

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Location (N 51°53'44" - W 8°28'14")

Item Code: ie145; Photograph: 15 June 2014
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