Chapel of St. John Sarkander / Kaple Sv. Jana Sarkandera - Olomouc (Central Moravia)
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Quick Description: Baroque Chapel of St. John Sarkander (Kaple Sv. Jana Sarkandera), belongig to the Roman Catholic parish at St. Michael, is devoted to the local saint Jan Sarkander, who was in 1620 martyred in prison at the chapel site...
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/4/2013 3:50:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMH0YF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Baroque Chapel of St. John Sarkander (Kaple Sv. Jana Sarkandera), belongig to the Roman Catholic parish at St. Michael, is devoted to the local saint Jan Sarkander, who was in 1620 martyred in prison at the chapel site.

Chapel of St. John Sarkander replaced the city prison, in which the priest Jan Sarkander from Holešov was martyred in 1620. After the provisional Baroque adaptations, a chapel sacred to "AII the holy martyrs” was built above the prison cell during the years 1703-1704 and 1721-1724. During the years 1909-1910, the chapel was rebuilt (on the initiative of the priest Ignatius Panak) in Neo—Baroque style to the chapel of St. John Sarkander, designed by Eduard Sochor. Busts of the builder, the designer, and Bishop Bauer are modelled on the facade. The statues around the cupola depict St. Hedwig, the patroness of Silesia, St. Pauline, the patroness of Olomouc, St. Ignatius, the baptism patron of the builder, and St. Clement Maria Hofbauer, who was canonised at the time of its construction. The painters Jakub Obrovský and Jano Kohler and the sculptor Josef Hladík participated in decorating the interior with the remains of the original rack on which St. John Sarkander was martyred and a his Mannerist tombstone.

Type of Church: Chapel

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1703

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque and Neo-Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Olomouc

Address/Location:
Kaple Sv. Jana Sarkandera
Na Hradě
Olomouc, Czech Republic
779 00


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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