Saint Joseph Church of Prague!

Going over these older posts in my blog has been a great feeling of wonderful proportions. Travel is nice but even more the memories of it are awesome. Seeing these beauties brings joy to me and I hope to you too. Thanks for reading me.

I like to bring you an older post that I am updating apart two churches. Here I will do Saint Joseph Church of Prague. Hope you enjoy as I do.

Ok so back to a very nice city of Prague. I have been 3 times over the last 9 years and it has been memorable. You know all the famous spots and I have written on some in previous blog posts. However, I like to tell you a bit more on the St Joseph Church! 

One small but of sentimental value see at end. The St Joseph Church was built at the behest of Carmelite sisters and completed in 1692, surprisingly not much is known about this mysterious little church situated a stone’s throw from the Charles Bridge in charming Mala Strana, or Lesser Town.

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The nave of Saint Joseph Church is a rounded, slightly oval in shape, rotunda with a dome supported by 12 pillars surmounted by beautiful capitals, which can come as a surprise given the squared exterior shape of the church, and the side altars are set into shallow recesses around the sides of the rotunda.

The interior boasts a main altar, an altar of Ste. Theresa of Avila, and an altar of St. Thecla, the first female martyr of the Christian church, all dating from around 1695- 1699, the same time period as the facade statues. The striking picture of St. Theresa, as well the picture of the Holy Family above the main altar is very nice.

Other notable side altars include the later altars of Ste. Anne and of the Bohemian St. John of Nepomuk, which are from 1735. The gilded pulpit is from the end of the 18C. This intimate church is home to the Francophone Roman Catholics in Prague, as well as the Carmelite sisters who first built the church. Mass is normally celebrated at 11h on Sundays in French!!

Some webpages to help you plan your visit here are:

The official webpage of St Joseph Church on its history in Czech : https://www.kapucini.cz/domains/kapucini.cz/index.php/2013-10-26-16-30-55/historie

The Prague tourist office on St Joseph Church in English: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/1277/church-of-st-joseph-kostel-sv-josefa

There you go nice off the beaten path monument of nice Prague not to miss indeed. There is much to see but these are included in my top things to see there. Hope you enjoy it as I did

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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