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HD photographs of Saint Francois de Sales statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 1017

We were admiring the Eglise de la Madeleine located in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue of Saint Francois de Sales, which was sculpted by Dominique Mahlknecht.

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Saint Francois De Sales Statue On Eglise De La Madeleine

This first HD photo shows a statue depicting Saint Francois de Sales, which is spelt Saint Francis de Sales in English, and born into a noble family in 1567 he initially followed his fathers footsteps to become a lawyer and politician, yet converted to Christianity and became a priest, then the Bishop of Geneva.

Saint Francis de Sales was proclaimed the Patron Saint of Writers and Journalists in 1923 by Pope Pius XI due to his works like the most famous called the Introduction to the Devout Life that was focused towards laypeople, yet he is also the Patron Saint of Deaf People because he developed a form of sign language to teach a deaf person about God.

Saint Francois De Sales Statue By Sculptor Dominique Mahlknecht

Now this stone statue was produced in 1839 by Dominique Mahlknecht who was of Italian origin born in 1793, yet settled as a sculptor in France where he received numerous commissions for statues and sculptures, especially for churches including this one on the Eglise de la Madeleine, with his works being found all over the country.

However, we would like to point out that the name of this artist is actually spelt in several different ways including Dominique Molknecht and Malknecht, rather than Mahlknecht, although his full name was Johann Dominik Mahlknecht, and becoming a French National he died in Paris in 1876.

Saint Francois De Sales Inscription On Statue Pedestal

Yet this close up photograph shows the pedestal base of the statue depicting Saint Francis de Sales, who was beatified by Pope Alexander VII in the January of 1661 and then canonized as a saint in the April of 1665 by the same Pope, also being declared a Doctor of the Church in 1877 by Pope Pius IX.

The feast day for Saint Francis de Sales was inserted into the General Roman Calendar in 1666 and given the date of 29th January, however, after a revision in 1969 this was changed to 24th January, which was the day of his burial back in 1624 and is now the official day in the Roman Catholic Church for his celebration, although some traditionalists still recognise the original date.

East Facade Of Eglise De La Madeleine With Saint Francois De Sales Statue

You will find that there are actually 34 statues of saints commissioned by the French state located on the portico facades of the Madeleine Church, and this particular one of Saint Francois de Sales can be seen between the Corinthian columns on the eastern side of the church from the Place de la Madeleine.

Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church

  -  Le Jugement Dernier
  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  St Gregoire de Tours
  -  Sainte Agathe
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden

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