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Thorn, gothic window - Thorn

Thorn, gothic window

Glass-in-lead window by Max Weiss

In the northern transept is a huge window which depicts the crusification of Jesus.

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Thorn, painting Virginity of the Holy Anna - Thorn

Thorn, painting Virginity of the Holy Anna

Lambertus chapel

Next to the chapel of Trinity, to the east, is the chapel of the Holy Lambertus.
To this bishop martyr of Liege, founder Ansfrid once dedicated his abbey.
In this chapel one can also see this triplet painting from the 16th century called 'The Virginity of the Holy Anna'.
At the right are the ladies canon Anna and Cornelia of Lalaing. At the left painting you can see deaconess Johanna of Rennenberg.
The ladies are dressed in the choir dresses of Thorn cloister ladies.
At the frames of the side paintings are the 16 arms of Johanna of Rennenberg.

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Thorn, crypt abbey church - Thorn

Thorn, crypt abbey church

Overview of the gothic crypt

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Thorn, crypt abbey church - Thorn

Thorn, crypt abbey church

Gothic crypt

Crypt containing one of the ladies that once lead the convent.

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Thorn, abbey church, middle age painting - Thorn

Thorn, abbey church, middle age painting

Painting from the Middle Ages

This painting is on the landing to the archive room. It depicts the adminsteration of rosaries (about 1645).
It is an altar piece, and it shows Maria with Child administering rosaries to the people that surround them, among whom the emperor, the empress and their son (of the German empire).
At the right are the souls that stay in the hell fire, waiting to be saved by the prayers of the rosaries.

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Thorn, statue in church - Thorn

Thorn, statue in church

Statue

of the founder of Benedict monastry order.

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Thorn, Roman window - Thorn

Thorn, Roman window

The other Roman window

At the left is Hilsondis, spouse of Ansfrid.

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Thorn, Roman window - Thorn

Thorn, Roman window

One of the two round arched windows

In the Roman crypt are two leaded glass windows made by Joep Nicolas.
This is Ansfrid (founder church), right window.

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Thorn, middle age steps - Thorn

Thorn, middle age steps

Steps to the middle age part of the church

After entering the church we followed these steps down (to the right) and we came to the oldest part of this church. It is a Roman crypt were, in the Middle Ages, the little children were brought in and baptized, for in those days people believed children to be possessed by the devil after birth and needed baptizing before entering the holy church.
Again a very peacuful part of this church. Never visited such a beautiful church before.

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Thorn, inside the church - Thorn

Thorn, inside the church

Overview church

This is the view from the back of the church, where the ladies choir_loft is, towards the priests choir_loft and the impressive altar.
A marianum (two-faced wooden Maria statue) hangs in the church.
This Marianum was made in the workshop of the Master of Elsloo (early 16th century) and shows Maria as The Immaculate Conception and Lady as written in the Revelations of John.
Maria is standing on a lunar sickle. She treads on evil (snake with a woman's head).

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