St. Francis Seraphicus (St. Francis of Assisi), Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 50° 05.318 E 014° 25.740
33U E 459153 N 5548641
Quick Description: Baroque statue of St. Francis Seraphicus (St. Francis of Assisi) made by František Preiss in 1708 stood until 1855 on the Charles Bridge and then it was moved in front of St. Joseph's Church in Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 9:01:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMAT4V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The statue of St. Francis Seraphicus, how it is named St. Francis of Assisi as well, was made in 1708 by František Preiss as one of the statues which was in this year installed on famous Charles bridge in Prague (donator was Václav Vojtech from Šternberk). The statue stood here until 1855 when it was decided that the damaged statue will not be renovated but it will be replaced by the new one from Josef Max. The statue was isolated from associated statues of two angels and after renovation it was moved in recent place, in front of St. Joseph Church on Republiky square, Prague.

Saint Francis of Assisi named also St. Francis Seraphicus (Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was a Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the Franciscan Order, assisted in founding the woman’s Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.
St. Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals.He died in 1226, aged 44.
Associated Religion(s): Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheran Church

Statue Location: in front of St. Joseph's Church, Square of Republic, Prague

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: František Preiss (1660 – 1712)

Website: Not listed

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