Chapel of St. Anthony of the Desert/St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach

Chapel of St. Anthony of the Desert, Crombach

If I have a considerable amount of historical data and pictures, why not to show you places that you’ll probably never see (unless you are a local person and you take these sites for granted). And I found them not elsewhere, but in the issue “Mysteries around churches and chapels (in East Belgium)”. So, the information that I have about them is not “just information”.

The Chapel of St. Anthony of the Desert in Crombach was once a fortified church, as the churches in Neundorf, Manderfeld, Thommen, Aldringen, and so on. But to me, the best example of a fortified church is the Johanniterkirche of Kronenburg.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach

The 14th-century tower (and church) was rebuilt in 1755.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (2)

The new nave constructed in the 20th century after the WW2 damages.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (3)

The contrast of the old Gothic choir from the 15th-16th century. All the treasures of the temple are collected here.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (4)

Old tombstones in the choir.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (5)

Statue of St. Antony of the Desert – father of all monks and patron saint of the chapel from the 18th century.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (6)

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (7)

Baroque Pietà from the 18th century.

St. Antonius Eremit Kapelle, Crombach (8)

The drain stone on the outer wall of the choir that was used for draining off the water at the masses.

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