Penzance, Church of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

s6. South aisle 1

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Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Pugin, Hardman and Powell of Birmingham
Main subject
The Immaculate Conception
Subject type
  1. was the 175th anniversary of the founding of the church.

The Immaculate Conception.

  1. Centre: the Blessed Virgin Mary, surrounded by five putti. She has a halo of twelve stars and holds a lily, a symbol of purity, in her right hand. Beneath her feet is a snake with an apple in its mouth.
  2. Top left: the founders of the church in Penzance, Frs William Young and William Daly, standing in front of the church, shown with both north and south aisles.
  3. Top right: Pope Pius IX, who declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception in , with Cardinals. He is wearing the three-tiered papal tiara and holds a papal cross.
  4. Bottom right: the Blessed Virgin Mary appears to Bernadette Soubirous (St Bernadette of Lourdes), with Lourdes Cathedral in the background.
  5. Bottom left: celebration of Mass at the church in Penzance, before the altar. The Celebrant, in the centre, wears a chasuble. The Deacon, on his right, wears a dalmatic and the Subdeacon, on the Celebrant’s left, wears a tunicle.