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St Agnes of Bohemia, A Princess and a Patron Saint of the Czech Land

Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác), Valdštejnské náměstí 4, Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 00

When?

  • to 5. 9. 2019 – sø 5. 1. 2020

The exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the 30th anniversary of the Agnes of Bohemia’s canonization. She was canonized shortly before the Velvet Revolution.

Agnes was born as a princess in Prague around the year 1211. Her father promised that she would marry the son of German Emperor, later she was engaged to the English king Henry and even the emperor himself. However, Agnes was inspired by the holy life of Francis and Clare of Assisi. She joined the Clares being 23 years old and was the abbes of the still existing Prague’s convent for 47 years. Agnes always strived for peace within the Czech lands, averting a possible civil war and making an intervention that prevented a Tatar invasion.

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Information source: Senát Parlamentu ČR