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Author elsslots
#1 | Posted: 1 May 2008 09:58 
Looking for someone well-versed in Catholicism!

We do have a connection called 'Calvary'. Its definition is: īCalvaries are Christian man-made sacred sites re-creating the topography of Jerusalemī. This was taken from the illuminating advisory body report about Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.

Now the question: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a Calvary, there is a prominent one in Banska Stiavnica. But is Congonhas?
It looks like one (maybe a bit small), but nowhere have I seen it described as Calvary.

Author Solivagant
#2 | Posted: 1 May 2008 12:49 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Just to clarify - it is not of course the statues of the 12 Prophets at Congonhas which are being queried but the lesser known 6 pavilions (there were intended to be more) in the grounds each with a different representation from the "Passion of Christ".
Wiki says that -
"The name Calvary often refers to sculptures or pictures representing the scene of the crucifixion of Jesus, or a small wayside shrine incorporating such a picture. It also can be used to describe larger, more monument-like constructions, essentially artificial hills often built by devotees".

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