Cathédrale: Portail du nord
The north portal of the Cathredal shows six statues of saints:
- (in a niche above the door) La Vierge à l'enfant - St. Mary with child, St. Mary is crowned and holds a cross staff, the child has an orb.
- (top of the portal) St. Nicolas - St. Nicholas - (4th century), Bishop of Myra
- (top left) St. Pierre - St. Peter - (possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand
- (top right) St. Paul - the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword.
In niches next to the door are statues of
- (left) St. Ignace de Loyola - St. Ignatius of Loyola - B.P. / Ignativs / Fvndator / Societatis / Iesv.
(1491-1556), Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General
- (right) St. François Xavier - St. Francis Xavier - B.P. / Franciscus / Xaverius / Societatis / Iesv.
(Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus
Sources & Information
- De Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Luxemburg (Regensburg; Schnell & Steiner, 1996).
Location (N 49°36'35" - E 6°7'53")
Item Code: lu011; Photograph: 16 June 2011
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