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1759 - Statue of St. Norbert - Jevícko, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 38.064 E 016° 42.764
33U E 623671 N 5499391
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. Norbert in centre of Jevícko
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/5/2019 2:47:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM11K9M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1766 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram: honorI VeneratIonI beatI norbertI statVa paesens sVMp tIbVs p norbertI kaVVan CIVIs hVIatIs aeDIfICata fVIt

Saint Norbert of Xanten (c. 1075 – 6 June 1134) (Xanten-Magdeburg), also known as Norbert Gennep, was a bishop of the Catholic Church, founder of the Premonstratensian order of canons regular, and is venerated as a saint.

Saint Norbert was born in Xanten, near the Rhineland in Germany. He grew up and was also educated in Xanten, near Wesel, in the Electorate of Cologne.

At the Council of Reims in October 1119, Pope Calixtus II requested Norbert to found a religious order in the Diocese of Laon in France. On Christmas Day, 1120, Norbert established the Canons Regular of Prémontré.

For a Rule of life, Norbert chose the Rule of St. Augustine as was common among communities of priests -‘canons’. In addition he adapted some of the customs of the Cistercians. Even more of these would be brought in later by Norbert's successor, Abbot Hugh of Fosse. In effect he produced a community that would be somewhat monastic as far as house ministry. The whole idea was that his active priests needed an ascetic and contemplative haven and that was the purpose of the abbey discipline.

When Norbert died in Magdeburg on 6 June 1134, both the canons at the cathedral and the canons at St. Mary's Abbey claimed the body. The two parties resorted to Lothair III who decreed the body should be buried in the Norbertine Abbey. In 1524, Martin Luther preached in the city and, as a result, Magdeburg became a Protestant city. Numerous attempts were made over the centuries by the Abbey of Strahov in Prague to retrieve the saint's body. Only after several military defeats at the hand of Emperor Ferdinand II was the abbot of Strahov able to claim the body. On 2 May 1627 the body was finally brought to Prague where it remains to this day, displayed as an auto-icon in a glass-fronted tomb.

The general attributes of sculpture of St. Norbert: Monstrance, staff, book

Source and more information: (visit link)


Na hranolovém podstavci, který je v horní cásti profilovaný stojí strední volutový sokl s predsazenou strední obdélníkovou cástí, která nese nápis HONORI VENERATIONI BEATI NORBERTI STATVA PAESENS SVMP TIBVS p NORBERTI KAWAN CIVIS HVIATIS AEDIFICATA FVIT (chronogram 1759). Pod nápisem je kartuše se stylizovanou rokají a reliéfem podkovy a kladiva. Sokl završuje výrazná profilovaná rímsa, která se nad celní stranou zvedá do dvou volut. Nad nimi pokracuje další cást soklu, tentokrát mírne konkávne prohnutá a nad malou rímsou s oblým profilem stojí na nízkém plintu socha svetce. Sv. Norbert je zahalen do knežského roucha a pre ramena mu spadá dlouhý plášt. V pravé ruce drží pozlacenou monstranci a levou se opírá o patriarší kríž. Hlavu zdobí mitra se zlaceným okrajem, Postava je zobrazena v mírném konrapostu s levým vystupujícím kolenem. Zadní cást sochy je zpracována velmi plošne a spolu se soklem, který je vzadu zcela bez profilace ríms, nasvedcuje, že socha stála u zdi nebo v nice. Materiálem všech cástí je pískovec.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: honorI VeneratIonI beatI norbertI statVa paesens sVMp tIbVs p norbertI kaVVan CIVIs hVIatIs aeDIfICata fVIt

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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