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Sv. Jan Nepomucký - Šteken, okres Strakonice, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1
N 49° 16.018 E 014° 00.225
33U E 427522 N 5457612
Quick Description: Barokní socha svetce stojí u silnice, nedaleko kostela / Baroque statue of the saint stands beside the road, near the church.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 9:45:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 2

Long Description:
Svatý Jan Nepomucký, také Jan ci Johánek z Pomuka, (mezi 1340 a 1350 v Pomuku, dnešním Nepomuku – 20. brezna 1393 v Praze) byl generální vikár pražského arcibiskupa a mucedník katolické církve, jeden z ceských zemských patronu.

Atributy: pet hvezd kolem hlavy, kríž v ruce, prst pres ústa, palma
Patronem: Ceska, Bavorska, lodaru, voraru, mlynáru, duchovních, cti a zpovedního tajemství, proti vodnatosti

Zdroj: (visit link)

St. John of Nepomuk (or John Nepomucene) (Czech: Jan Nepomucký) (c. 1345 – March 20, 1393) is a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods.

Attributes: halo of five stars, palm, priestly dress, cross, angel indicating silence by a finger over the lips

Patronage: Bohemia, San Juan, Batangas

source: (visit link)
Associated Religion(s): roman catholic

Statue Location: smal town square in front of the castle

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown

Website: Not listed

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