St. Agnes of Bohemia - Petrohrad, CZ
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N 50° 07.354 E 013° 26.684
33U E 388824 N 5553416
Quick Description: Plastika Svaté Anežky na Ceste ceských svatých v Petrohrade.
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/16/2020 6:14:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM13DK4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Statue of Saint Agnes near Petrohrad, the tenth one on Czech Saints Sculpture Trail.

Agnes of Bohemia, O.S.C. (Czech: Svatá Anežka Ceská, 20 June 1211 – 2 March 1282), also known as Agnes of Prague, was a medieval Bohemian princess who opted for a life of charity, mortification of the flesh and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, Agnes was not beatified or canonized for over 700 years.

On land donated by her brother, Wenceslaus I, King of Bohemia, she founded the Hospital of St. Francis (circa 1232-33)and two friaries for the Franciscan friars, who had just come to Bohemia at her brother's invitation. Through them, Agnes learned of Clare of Assisi and her Order of Poor Ladies, the monastic counterpart of the friars. She began a correspondence with Clare (which lasted for over two decades), which led to Clare's sending five nuns from the monastery in Assisi to Prague to begin a new house of the order. This was the first Poor Clare community north of the Alps.
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