09 Jubilee fountain

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09 Jubilee fountain
In 1986 a fountain was built in the corner in front of the monastery church to mark the monastery’s 300th anniversary. In this work, the artist Martin Rainer from Brixen shows the religious and historical development of the Holy Mountain of Tyrol. At the centre are the symbols of the Trinity, with the eye standing for God the Father; the lamb with the cross for God the Son; and the dove over the water for the Holy Spirit. In the centre we see Bishop Ingenuin, passing on to his successors the Alpha and Omega as symbols of the Holy Scriptures until the present day.

The history of the Order of Säben is represented by the two outer figures. On the left can be seen St. Benedict, while on the right is St. Scholastica with a novice and the motto of the Benedictine Order, “ora et labora (work and prayer)”.
The building represents Säben as a place of pilgrimage, with pilgrims coming from the left and the right. The first one bends down to drink or, figuratively speaking, to quench his thirst at the fountain of faith. The group on the right shows the men of the Badia Valley, who have for centuries been making regular pilgrimages to Säben.