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Capistrankanzel

Capistrano Pulpit

Saint John of Capistrano
(1386 - 1456)
Franciscan friar from Italy. Famous as a preacher, theologian, and inquisitor, he earned himself the nickname 'the Soldier Saint' when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire. He is canonized in 1690
(Wikipedia)
Johann Joseph Resler
1738

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Description

Stone statue of Saint John of Capistrano with a cross flag standing on the body of a fallen Turk. Above him the IHS symbol and angels.

Inscription(s)

S. JOANNI A CAPISTRANO
ord. min. s. FRANCISCI reg. observ.
prodigiose e lapideo hoc suggestu an. 1451 ecclesiasti
orthodoxæ fidei lumini, hæreticorum vindici;
in virtute ss. nominis IHS turcarum fulmini;
provinciæ franciscano-austriacæ: suoque fundatori
in honoris tesseram
vetus hoc monumentum quasi collapsum
coventus ff. minorum ad s. hieronymum.
beneficorum adjutus subsidiis,
majorum templi et urbis permissu
restItVIt, InnoVaVIt:
et apposIta noVa tantI Contra ottoManos
heroIs statVa DeCoraVIt.
Last lines chronogram 1738

Wien - Capistrankanzel

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Location (N 48°12'30" - E 16°22'25")

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