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Saint Augustine—Chain Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

There are thirty religious statues mounted on either side of the Charles Bridge.

The convent of St. Augustinian Order of the Church of St. Thomas donated the statue of the patron saint to the city of Prague in 1708. This is a copy erected in 1971. The original statue is stored in Gorlice at Vyšehrad.

In St. Augustine’s right hand he holds a burning heart while stepping on heretical books whose teachings he defeated. At his left foot an angel tries to pour a sea from a seashell. “It is easier to transfer a sea than to understand the secret of the Holy Trinity.”

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From Prague, Czech Republic