Church of St. Maximin/Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch/ Kierch Pënsch

Church of St. Maximin/Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch

As I’ve already shown you the great masterpiece of the great Bastogne sculptor Jean-George Scholtus, I want to show you other pieces of his stunning work – in the Church of St. Maximin in Pintsch (for more information on the connection between St. Maximin and Luxembourg – see here and here). The parish of Pintsch from the 8th century is one of the oldest parishes in the Luxembourg Ardennes. And the commune and the parish still carry the name of Kiischpelt/Kirchspiel/Parish which implies the former significance of that old church – mother church for a vast area in the past.

Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch

The first church in the place dates from the 8th or the 9th century. The oldest preserved part of the present temple is, of course, the church tower from a second erection of the church.

Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch (2)

All the furnishings were crafted 1739-1744 by Jean-George Scholtus in the Baroque style.

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Saint Apollonia, the patroness of dentistry.

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His style is quite recognizable. But I think St. Peter’s Church in Beho is still my favorite one.

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Adam

Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch (10)

and Eva

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St. Peter

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St. Mary Magdalena. Although I’ve already visited a couple of churches, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalena, isn’t it strange to see her figure in the church? (maybe only because it is not presented so frequently).

Pfarrkirche St. Maximin, Pintsch (12)

The font with the statue of St. Donatus, patron saint of the parish from 1748 on.

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