St. Joseph on St. Joseph Church / Sv. Josef na kostele Sv. Josefa - Malá Strana (Prague)
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N 50° 05.299 E 014° 24.353
33U E 457499 N 5548619
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St. Joseph (Sv. Josef) decorates front facade gable of the church consecrated to St. Joseph, located in Lesser Town of Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/1/2017 8:13:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMVW1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05
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Long Description:

Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St. Joseph (Sv. Josef) decorates front facade gable of the church consecrated to St. Joseph, located in Lesser Town of Prague.

The life size sandstone statue of St. Joseph, holding one of its attributes (lily) in hands, is work of Baroque Czech-Lusatian sculptor Matej Václav Jäckel (ca 1690).

The church of St. Joseph was built in the years 1686-1692 by the Carmelite order sisters who came to Prague in 1656 lead by respectable Maria Electa. But the architect of the church is still not clear - autorship is mostly given to J. B. Mathey or to Abraham di Parigi (Abraham Paris).


Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism and Methodism. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus' legal father. Some historians state that Joseph was Jesus' father. Some differing views are due to theological interpretations versus historical views.

In both Catholic and Protestant traditions, Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days. Pope Pius IX declared him to be both the patron and the protector of the Catholic Church, in addition to his patronages of the sick and of a happy death, due to the belief that he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary. In popular piety, Joseph is regarded as a model for fathers and has also become patron of various dioceses and places.

Several notable images of Saint Joseph have been granted a Canonical coronation by a Pope. In popular religious iconography he is associated with lilies or a spikenard. With the present-day growth of Mariology, the theological field of Josephology has also grown and since the 1950s centers for studying it have been formed. In the New Testament Joseph was the father of James, Joses, Jude, Simon, and at least two daughters, which, according to Epiphanius, the apocryphal History of Joseph the Carpenter, and the Catholic Encyclopedia, were from a marriage before that of Mary. [wiki]

Associated Religion(s): Christianity

Statue Location: Front facade gable of the church St. Joseph in Lesser Town of Prague.

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Matěj Václav Jäckel

Website: [Web Link]

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