21st century Way of the Cross in Kuks

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A set of fifteen sandstone statues bears the name “A Tale of Man’s Suffering and Hopes”. It was consecrated on the 4th of October 2008, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi It is intended as a modern rendition of Count František Antonín Špork’s 300 year-old idea, which at the time was not realized due to the Count’s disputes with the Žireč Jesuits. 

The project was initiated by sculptor Vladimír Preclík, who created the sculpture titled Cathedral of Prayer. Unfortunately he did not live to see the completion of the project, in which eminent Czech sculptors with close links to eastern Bohemia participated. 

The names of the statues, and their creators:

Annunciation – Daniel Klose
Redemption – Jan Hendrych
Veronica’s Veil – Stanislav Hanzík
Teardrop – Václav Fiala
Miracle of the Ascension – Vojtěch Adamec
Seeker – Michal Šarše
Crown of Thorns – Ellen Jilemnická
Landscape of the Cross – Čestmír Mudruňka
Cathedral of Prayer – Vladimír Preclík
The Pain of Love – Jiří Marek
Holy Family – Jan Koblasa
Gate of Hope – Jaromíra Němcová
Light in Darkness – Ivan Jilemnický
Obelisk – Jiří Kačer
Reverence – Marius Kotrba

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