The Roman Catholic Church Sântimbru


Address

Sântimbru 537271, Romania

About

Today's Roman Catholic parochial church in Sântimbru was built in 1777, when the ogive elements of an older gothic church were integrated into the new one. The typical baroque church still shows traces of the old one, which can be seen mainly at the altar and the tower.

There are some very valuable murals from the old church. Of these, an important relic is the large altar with gothic wings from the late fifteenth century, of which some elements remain. There are eight pictures on the cassettes: four scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary (Bunavestire, Naşterea lui Iisus, presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple and the death of the Holy Virgin Mary) on one side, and scenes from the passions of Jesus (Judas kiss, Jesus before Pontius Pilate, the crowning of Jesus with thorns, the Way of the Cross) on the other side. Today we can see these paintings hanging on the nave's wall.

Text and photo source: http://virtualisszekelyfold.ro/

Location

  • Sântimbru

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