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Sts. John of Matha, Felix de Valois and Ivan, Charles Bridge, Prague

Sts. John of Matha, Felix de Valois and Ivan, Charles Bridge, Prague

The most expensive sculpture on Charles Bridge honors St. John of Matha and Felix de Valois, co-founders of the Trinitarians. Originally, the Trinitarians organized the ransoming of Turkish captives. St. Ivan, patron saint of the Slavs, seems to be there for no particularly good reason. Sculptor: Ferdinand Brokoff (1714) Commissioned

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