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Pax et Bonum Capuchins in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia 1618 - 2018

Loreto (Loreta), Loretánské náměstí 7, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 118 00

  • Exhibition


  • Fri 6. 4. 2018 – Tue 31. 12. 2019

The exhibition focuses on the history of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Capuchins are the youngest branches of the "Franciscan family", the ecclesiastical orders that live according to the rule of St. Francis of Assisi. The first brethern came to Bohemia in 1599.

It will present Capuchins like bursting missionaries, talented preachers, diplomats, sought-after confessors. Capuchins as requested military chaplains on battlefields of the Baroque era, but also capuchins in uniforms of World War II. Capuchins who dedicated sacrifice to the sick during plague epidemics, capuchins dedicated to various charity projects.
In order for the exhibition to be a truly visual project, a series of artworks linked to the history of the order reflecting the Capuchin identity and typical manifestations of spirituality and apostolate are exhibited. 

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