HD photographs of Sainte Barbe Statue inside Eglise Saint-Roch - Page 1071

We were at the Eglise Saint-Roch in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Sainte Barbe, or in English, Saint Barbara.

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Sainte Barbe with mini tower statue in Eglise Saint-Roch
This first HD photo shows a statue made of marble that depicts Sainte Barbe, as you can see from the name inscribed on the base, yet in English this is spelt Saint Barbara, and throughout art, she is normally depicted with a miniature tower, as you can see here, which according to century old accounts was where she was a held prisoner by her father.
Sainte Barbe statue on pedestal in Chapel of the Virgin
Saint Barbara is also classed as a martyr, because she converted to Christianity while still locked up in the tower and devoted herself to God, refusing to marry, and although she escaped, she was captured and tortured, eventually being beheaded by her father for her faith, yet according to legend, he was struck by lightning and killed, so Saint Barbara became associated with explosions and fire and is referred to as the Patron Saint of firemen, miners, armourers and artillerymen.
Eglise Saint-Roch statue of Sainte Barbe in Paris
So here you can see that the statue of Sainte Barbe is positioned to the right hand side of La Chapelle de la Vierge, which in English translates to The Chapel of the Virgin, and this part of the historical Eglise Saint-Roch, located on the Rue Saint-Honore, was constructed during the early part of the 1700s by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Chapel Of The Virgin With Saint Barbara statue
But unfortunately, we have been unable to find out who produced this statue of Saint Barbara, or exactly when this was sculpted, but we assume it was probably produced around a similar time to that of the statue you can see on the opposite side, which depicts Saint Jerome, within the first few decades of the 1700s.

And although Sainte Barbe was removed from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 through doubts about the legend, she is still listed as one of the Catholic Saints, with her feast day being on 4th December, which is apparently the day she was martyred, however, Saint Barbara is still honoured and celebrated in many different countries throughout the world today.

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Eglise Saint-Roch, 296 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 42 44 13 20

Eglise Saint-Roch statues and sculptures

irgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus
Gilded Gloire Divine
Saint Jerome
Music Lectern and eagle
Sainte Jeanne d'Arc
Jesus Accable d'Outrages
Jesus devant Caiphe
Saint Expedit
Saint Joseph
Jesus trahi par Judas
Andre Le Notre
Saint Michael
Saint Andre
Historical bishop
Jesus au jardin des oliviers
Monument de l'Abbe de l'Epee
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Wall of the Deportation
La Pieta
Pierre Mignard
Saint Rita of Cascia
Mme la Live de Jully
Baptism of Jesus
La Fontaine Baptismale
Les Peres de l’Eglise
Sainte Clotilde
Saint Roch
Saint Honore
Sainte Genevieve
Fathers of the Church
Monument du Henri de Lorraine
Claude Francois Bidal
Monument to Charles, Duc de Crequy
Francois de Crequy
Cardinal Guillaume Dubois
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
Saint Jean Vianney Cure d'Ars
Crucifixion of Jesus
Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Gregoire le Grand
Jesus Couronne d'Epines
Saint kneeling
Jesus Presente au Peuple
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Sainte Anne
Saint Anthony of Padua
Jesus Condamne a Mort
Jesus Portant sa Croix

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