1794 - Statue of St. John Sarkander - Potštát, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 38.235 E 017° 39.086
33U E 691435 N 5501675
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the statue of St. John Sarkander
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/25/2020 1:25:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM13ADN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
Views: 3

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal. The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are gold color-coded from the rest of the text.

The year 1794 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.

The chronogram:
eXtoLLItVr serVLIsDeI bonVs Ioannes sarCanDer VeneranDVs patronVs



Saint Jan Sarkander (Czech and Polish: Jan Sarkander) (20 December 1576 – 17 March 1620) was a Polish-Czech Roman Catholic priest. Sarkander was married for a short period of time before he became widowed and pursued a path to the priesthood where he became active in the defense of the faith during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment and conflict. He himself was arrested on false accusations as a means of silencing him and he refused to give in to his tormenters who tortured him for around a month before he died.

Pope Pius IX beatified Sarkander at Saint Peter's Basilica in 1860 and Pope John Paul II canonized him as a saint in 1995 on his visit to the Czech Republic.

The general attributes of sculpture of St. John Sarkander: Loincloth, being tortured

Source and more information: (visit link)
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: eXtoLLItVr serVLIsDeI bonVs Ioannes sarCanDer VeneranDVs patronVs

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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