Saint Francis of Assisi (Sv František z Assisi) - Pyšely, Czech Republic
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N 49° 52.526 E 014° 40.624
33U E 476796 N 5524830
Quick Description: Baroque sandstone statue of St. Francis of Assisi (Sv František z Assisi) at Church of the Feast of the Cross (kostel Povýšení svatého Kríže) in Pyšely (Central Bohemia)
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/27/2019 12:29:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM109J5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The sandstone Baroque statue of St. Francis of Assisi is located in a small park between the church and the vicarage in Pyšely. The dilapidated statue depicts the Patron saint worn in typical cowl with hood on his head and the Book at his feet. The statue is ascribed to Prague' sculptor Jan Bedrich Kohl-Severa (1681 – 1736).

Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco Bernardone) (1181 or 1182 – 3 October 1226) was a Roman Catholic friar and the founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly known as the Franciscans.

He is known as the patron saint of animals, birds, the environment, and Italy, and it is customary for Catholic churches to hold ceremonies honoring animals around his feast day of October 4.

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Associated Religion(s): Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheran Church

Statue Location: in a small park between the church and the vicarage

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: ascribed to Jan Bedřich Kohl-Severa (1681 – 1736)

Website: Not listed

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