St. Roch / Sv. Roch - Church of Our Lady Victorious at Bílá Hora (Prague)
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N 50° 04.553 E 014° 19.318
33U E 451484 N 5547287
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St. Roch (Sv. Roch) you can find in the front of southern portal of Our Lady Victorious Church at Bílá Hora (Kostel Panny Marie Vítezné na Bílé Hore) in Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/26/2013 1:18:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJX2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:

Depicted Baroque sandstone statue of St. Roch (Sv. Roch) you can find in the front of southern portal of Our Lady Victorious Church at Bílá Hora (Kostel Panny Marie Vítezné na Bílé Hore) in Prague. The statue is probably work of sculptor Jan Oldrich Mayer (ca 1710).

St. Roch, born at Montpellier towards 1295, died 1327. His father was governor of that city. At his birth St. Roch is said to have been found miraculously marked on the breast with a red cross. Deprived of his parents when about twenty years old, he distributed his fortune among the poor, handed over to his uncle the government of Montpellier, and in the disguise of a mendicant pilgrim, set out for Italy, but stopped at Aquapendente, which was stricken by the plague, and devoted himself to the plague-stricken, curing them with the sign of the cross. He next visited Cesena and other neighbouring cities and then Rome. Everywhere the terrible scourge disappeared before his miraculous power. He visited Mantua, Modena, Parma, and other cities with the same results. At Piacenza, he himself was stricken with the plague. He withdrew to a hut in the neighbouring forest, where his wants were supplied by a gentleman named Gothard, who by a miracle learned the place of his retreat. After his recovery Roch returned to France. Arriving at Montpellier and refusing to disclose his identity, he was taken for a spy in the disguise of a pilgrim, and cast into prison by order of the governor, — his own uncle, some writers say, — where five years later he died. The miraculous cross on his breast as well as a document found in his possession now served for his identification. He was accordingly given a public funeral, and numerous miracles attested his sanctity. In 1414, during the Council of Constance, the plague having broken out in that city, the Fathers of the Council ordered public prayers and processions in honour of the saint, and immediately the plague ceased. His relics, according to Wadding, were carried furtively to Venice in 1485, where they are still venerated.

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: In the front of southern portal of Church of Our Lady Victorious at Bílá Hora.

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: Jan Oldřich Mayer

Website: [Web Link]

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