Dose.  What is this statue of Saint-Loup installed near Montcuq thanks to the sculptor of Lot

Dose. What is this statue of Saint-Loup installed near Montcuq thanks to the sculptor of Lot

Statue of Saint-Loup at Fargues in the Lot with the sculptor Hugo. (© Actu Lot)

The chapel of Mascayrolleswhich is located in the city of Fargues, not far from Montcuq v Dosea plaster sculpture from the end of the 19th century is placedE century, representing Saint-Loup, bishop of Troyes, protector of the city, facing Attila, king of the Hun tribes, who died in 479.

Due to its state of disrepair, preventing proper restoration, at the request of the Chabert, Guesdon and Mourgues families, as well as the parish priest Father Christian Robert, the sculptor Hugues Thomas, zn.Hugobased in Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc, offered create a new statuethis time from beech wood, height 1m40.

Blessing the statue

The Mass with the blessing of the statue by Father Christian, in the presence of Hugo and the donor families, gathered dozens of parishioners on September 10, 2022.

Most said they were satisfied with this act, which takes on the attributes of the old Saint-Loup statue.

This work by a local artist highlights our local heritage that connects and unites, beyond religion.

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