St Agnes of Bohemia (Sv. Anežka Ceská) - Pavlov, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 48° 52.053 E 016° 39.663
33U E 621813 N 5414061
Quick Description: Sandstone statue of one of the most venerated religious figures in the country’s history - St Agnes of Bohemia - at the vineyards above village Pavlov near Mikolov and at the road from Pavlov to village Klentnice.
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/19/2017 4:44:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMWMWP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
On Saturday, July 6, 2013, a feast was held between the vineyards above the village of Pavlov, during which the Archbishop of Prague, Cardinal Dominik Duke, consecrated the statue of St. Agnes of Bohemia. The statue is one of the many that were realized in Bohemia and Moravia during the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the birth of this religious. This statue is the exact copy of the statue which was placed in 2011in Myšteves (East Bohemia) - see (visit link) Author of the statue is former student of the Stonemason and Sculptural Trade-School in Horice, Alema Kubcová-Šubertová. St Agnes of Bohemia is depicted in a simple medieval robe with her hands clasped in a prayer.

Third copy of the statue of St Agnes of Bohemia received in Vatican (September 10, 2016) Pope Francis as a gift from the Czech state on the occasion of the Holy Year of Mercy. The staue is placed in the Chapel of the Patron Saints of Europe in St. Peter's Basilica. See - (visit link)

Agnes of Bohemia - Biography

"Born in 1211, Agnes of Bohemia was a royal princess - the ninth child and the youngest daughter of Czech King Premysl Otakar I and Constance of Hungary. As such she was predestined to enter into an arranged marriage and live out her days at one of Europe’s courts. At the age of just three she was promised to Boleslav, duke of Silesia and sent to a cloister to receive an education in which discipline played a prominent part. When she was eight her affianced bridegroom died and a series of other suitors proffered their hand in marriage. However Agnes displayed an unusually strong will for a young woman in her position and after rejecting a number of offers – including one from Roman Emperor Friedrich II she prepared to become a bride of Christ and at the age of 23 entered a nunnery.

In 1234 Agnes used her dowry to build an asylum for the needy and a hospital in Prague, living a life of poverty and devoting all her time to others. She later founded the only brotherhood in the land, which was eventually raised to the order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. Following the death of King Premysl Otakar II in 1278 the country is thrown into turmoil. After years of suffering from cold, poverty and illness Agnes died in 1282 at the age of 71.

She was buried in the church of St Francis but her remains were later moved, allegedly by nuns who were fleeing Hussite attacks. All attempts to find her remains have failed despite the powerful motivation of a legend that says that when the remains of St Agnes are found the Czech nation will prosper.

Although Elisabeth of Bohemia and Emperor Charles VI made great effort in terms of Agnes’ beautification, it did not happen until 1874 upon proposal by Prague Archbishop and Cardinal Friedrich Joseph Schwarzenberg. She was canonised on 12 November 1989 by Pope John Paul II. The canonisation ceremony in Rome was witnessed by an unbelievable ten-thousand Czech pilgrims."

Biography cited from (visit link)
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: on the rim of vineyards above village Pavlov and at the road from Pavlov to Klentnice

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Alena Kubcová-Šubertová

Website: Not listed

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