Monday, August 17, 2009

Photos from a Marian Exhibit at the Cathedral of Belleville

ON THE FEAST of the Assumption, the Cathedral of Saint Peter of the Diocese of Belleville hosted an exhibit of Marian art on loan from the Marianum Pontifical Institute in Rome, Italy. These are just quick snapshots of a selection of the sacred art, but I hope you enjoy them.

Stone-polychrome statue "Nuestra Senora", made in Spain, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Stone-polychrome statue "Nuestra Senora", made in Spain.

Embroidered vestment "Star of the Sea", made in Massachusetts, United States of America, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Embroidered vestment "Star of the Sea", made in Massachusetts, USA.

Embroidered vestment (front detail) "Star of the Sea", made in Massachusetts, United States of America, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Front detail of vestment.

Statue made of porcelain, cloth, and gems, "Our Lady of the Philippines", made in the Philippines, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Statue made of porcelain, cloth, and gems, "Our Lady of the Philippines", made in the Philippines.

Wax statue "Madonna and Child", made in Illinois, United States of America, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Wax statue "Madonna and Child", made in Illinois, USA.

Marble, "Figure in Profile", made in New York, United States of America, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Marble, "Figure in Profile", made in New York, USA.

Carved statue, "Mother and Child", made in Kenya, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Carved statue, "Mother and Child", made in Kenya.

Stone statue, "Aparecida", made in Brazil, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Stone statue, "Aparecida", made in Brazil

Brass, "Mariazell", made in Austria, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Brass, "Mariazell", made in Austria.

Plaster statue, "Our Lady of the Broom", made in Croatia, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Plaster statue, "Our Lady of the Broom", made in Croatia.

Hand painted wood eggs, made in Ukraine, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Hand painted wood eggs, made in Ukraine.

Icon 1, reproduction, made in Russia, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA

Icon 2, reproduction, made in Russia, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
This and the previous photo are reproduction icons, from Russia.

Silver mounted medal, "Fiducia mia : My Confidence", made in Italy, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Silver mounted medal, "Fiducia mia : My Confidence", made in Italy.

Alabaster statue, "Our Lady of the Assumption", made in Florence, Italy, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Alabaster statue, "Our Lady of the Assumption", made in Florence, Italy.

Sandalwood, "Woman Enthroned", made in India, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Sandalwood, "Woman Enthroned", made in India.

Hand carved statue, The Holy Mother", made in China, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Hand carved statue, "The Holy Mother", made in China.

Reproduction of the wood carving "Ravensburg Schutzmantel", made in Germany, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Reproduction of the wood carving "Ravensburg Schutzmantel", made in Germany. This is my favorite — it almost breaks my heart.

Enamel, "The Enthroned", made in Spain, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Enamel, "The Enthroned", made in Spain.

Print of painting, "Mother of Mercy", made in France, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Print of painting, "Mother of Mercy", made in France.

17th century carving, "Immaculate Assumption", made in Luxembourg, from the collection of the Marianum, photographed at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Belleville, Illinois, USA
17th century carving, "Immaculate Assumption", made in Luxembourg.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Is this exhibit still showing? I looked on both the cathedral's & diocese's websites and didn't find a mention. Was it only available on the feast day?

    Thank you for posting these beautiful photos of StL for a girl who greatly misses her home city.

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  2. I think it was shown that day only.

    I'm glad you like the blog!

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  3. Really Very Nice! BTW - I was just in St. Louis Aug 10th - 13th visiting St. George's parish in Affton, where AT AGE 55, I have my application in for Sr. Rosalind Moss's fabulous new religious order "DAUGHTERS OF MARY, MOTHER OF ISRAEL'S HOPE." This one is a real winner, folks. They need all your $upport! Also went to daily Mass at the amazing Oratory of St. Francis De Sales. Just LOVE the Latin Mass & the priests of the Institute of Christ the king - Sovereign Priest! St. Louis is very much alive with the Holy Spirit!

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  4. The "Star of The Sea" image is actually that of Our Lady of La Caridad del Cobre, patroness of Cuba. Her story is listed on my blog, along with that of Our Lady of Regla.

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