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Boulevard Franklin D. Roosevelt 41
(former Pensionnat Sainte Sophie)

Sainte Marie de l'Immaculée Conception

Saint Mary Immaculate Conception and two saints

The mother of Jesus Christ


Luxembourg /  Sainte Marie de l'Immaculée Conception   Luxembourg /  Sainte Marie de l'Immaculée Conception


Three saint's statues on the façade:
  1. (west)
    Immaculée Conception à Sainte-Marie / St. Mary Immaculate Conception
  2. bishop: probably St. Willebrord - (c. 658-739), missionary saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg (Wikipedia).
  3. saint with book, probably St BenoƮt - St. Benedict - (c.480-543), Patron saint of Europe and students; founded communities for monks. Benedict's main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks (Wikipedia).


The Bâtiment Sainte Sophie was originally a private school, the Pensionnat Sainte Sophie (also Pensionnat Notre Dame). At present the building houses government institutions.

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 49°36'31" - E 6°7'54") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: lu017; Photograph: 16 June 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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