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Prague from the Our Lady in Exile statue
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One of the best look-out points in Prague. Statue of white Carrara marble - the Virgin Mary in exile. The work was loosely inspired by a statue of the Virgin Mary by J.J. Bendl, which until 1918 stood in the Old Town Square in Prague. Modern "Our Lady in Exile" created in 1954 by sculptor Monteleone in Rome thanks to the collection of the Czech emigrants in the United States. In May 1955, the statue was transported to the Abbey Lisle near Chicago. In the nineties of the 20th century, the Virgin Mary in exile find a home at the Strahov Monastery and on 7th May 1994 was consecrated by Archbishop Miloslav Vlk of Prague.

Sources: PIS and Hlas národa. Photographed on the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" day.

Copyright: Libor Fettr
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Uploaded: 25/08/2010
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