Église Sainte-Geneviève de Loqueffret

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Église Sainte-Geneviève de Loqueffret
Loqueffret 06 L'église Sainte-Geneviève Le portail sud.JPG
The south porch of the Sainte-Geneviève church
LocationLoqueffret
CountryFrance
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusCathedral
Architecture
Heritage designationMonument historique (1916)
Architectural typechurch
Groundbreaking15th century
Completed1850
Map showing the location of Loqueffret

The Église Sainte-Geneviève de Loqueffret is a Roman Catholic parish church located at Loqueffret, situated in the arrondissement of Châteaulin and the department of Finistère in Brittany in north-western France. The parish church of Loqueffret was built in granite in the Gothic style in the 16th century and is dedicated to Saint Geneviève, a 10th-century Breton saint. The calvary dates to the 15th century. The existing bell-tower dates to 1771 and the bell-tower spire was designed by the architect Joseph Bigot and dates to 1850. The church has two large entrances on the west and south side. [1][2]

The calvary[edit]

The 6-metre-high calvary has a granite base, with a table, which could be used for offerings, and a stoup. The crosspiece and statuary are all carved from kersantite. At the base there is also a marble plaque with the inscription "MISSION 1923 40 JOURS D’INDULGENCE PATER AVE". The crucifixion cross includes a large titulus and on the reverse of the statue of the crucified Christ is a pietà. The good and bad robber's depictions have disappeared but the sculpture of an angel and a demon with tibia and skull have survived. On the lower crosspiece are statues of the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist and below them and on the shaft of the cross there is a statue depicting Saint Geneviève. All three statues rest on the carving of a human head.[3][4]

Gallery of images[edit]

Recommended reading[edit]

"Sculpteurs sur pierre en Basse-Bretagne. Les Ateliers du XVe au XVIIe Siècle" by Emmanuelle LeSeac'h. Published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes. ISBN 978-2-7535-3309-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The church of Saint Geneviève at Loqueffret". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "The church of Saint Geneviève at Loqueffret". Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "The calvary at Loqueffret". Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Comprehensive website with details of the Loqueffret Calvary.etc". Retrieved 8 November 2015.

Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 3°51′28″W / 48.3195°N 3.8577°W / 48.3195; -3.8577