Sacred Heart Statue Donk

The statue is somewhat hidden, to the right of the Leonarduskerk in Beek en Donk. Certainly now that the church has been taken out of worship …

The statue is somewhat hidden, to the right of the Leonarduskerk in Beek en Donk. Certainly now that the church has been taken out of worship for some years, not many people will recognise the Sacred Heart statue. Yet it has been there for 100 years. Because the statue was placed there in 1922. It is a limestone statue standing on a square plinth. On the pedestal is a bronze plaque with the text: 'H. Hart van Jezus, bless the parishioners'. Heart of Jesus, bless the parish of Donk. Devoted to you, 1922'. The statue was made by Atelier Custers, the artist Jan Custers. At the end of the nineteenth century, Custers started a studio for ecclesiastical art in the Eindhoven district of Stratum. Among other things, many Sacred Heart statues were made there. In 2002 the statue became a national monument, making it the only statue in Beek en Donk to have national monument status. The statue was given this status because it 'is of cultural-historical value, among other things, as an example of the Catholic devotional culture in the South. It has art-historical value as an example of the work of the Custers studio', it is stated.

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