Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Moravské Budějovice
kraj Vysočina

Smetanova

Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Jan Sarkander

Saints John of Nepomuk and John Sarkander


1796 - 1868

Moravské Budějovice /  Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Jan Sarkander

Description

Two sandstone statues on the southside of the bridge over the Rokytka:

Moravské Budějovice - Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Jan Sarkander
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Moravské Budějovice - Svatí Jan Nepomucký a Jan Sarkander
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  1. Svatý Jan Nepomucký / Saint John of Nepomuk, priest looking at a crucifix with a halo with five stars. On the base the date 1796.
    (Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)
  2. Svatý Jan Sarkander / Saint John Sarkander, priest looking at a crucifix with a book in his hand and chains at his feet. On the base the date 1868.
    (Czech and Polish: Jan Sarkander) (Skoczów, Poland 1576 - Olomouc 1620) was a Polish and Moravian priest. Beatified in 1860 and canonized 1995 (Wikipedia).

Tags

Location N 49°3'3" E 15°48'22"

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