Holy Trinity Church, Fulnek

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The miraculous portrait of The Virgin Mary of Fulnek
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Kostel Nejsvětější Trojice (Fulnek) – ext-001.jpg
North view of the church and rectory
Location Kostelní 111
CZ-74245 Fulnek
Country Czech Republic Czech Republic
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website http://www.farnostfulnek.info
History
Founded 1760
Founder(s) Joseph Barwig, CRSA
Architecture
Architect(s) Nikolaus Thalherr
Administration
Parish Fulnek
Diocese Diocese of Ostrava-Opava
Province Moravia

The Roman Catholic Parish Church of the Holy Trinity in Fulnek, Czech Republic, is a landmark in the town of Fulnek. Built in the 18th century, Holy Trinity Church is architecturally and culturally significant as one of the most valuable baroque buildings of northeast Moravia, it is situated on the site of the original parish church, one whose existence was documented in the 13th century.[1]

The new church building was constructed in connection with an increasingly popular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is depicted in the local miraculous portrait The Virgin Mary of Fulnek. It is believed that the portrait wept after a prayer at the picture; subsequent prayers led to the occurrence of a number of miraculous cures.[2]

The architect of the church was Nikolaus Thalherr, its interior was decorated by ceiling frescos by Joseph Ignatz Sadler, and its paintings, by Ignatz Viktorin Raab and Felix Ivo Leicher. Other artists have worked on various features of the church.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gavendová, Marcela & Koubová, Marta & Levá, Pavla. (1996). Kulturní památky okresu Nový Jičín. Nový Jičín: Okresní úřad; Ostrava: Památkový ústav. ISBN 80-85034-14-X. Pg. 40.
    Kuča, Karel. (1996). Města a městečka v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku. I. díl. Praha: Libri. ISBN 80-85983-13-3. Pg. 857.
  2. ^ Demel, Phillip. (1869). Die Pfarrkirche in Fulnek und das Mariabild am Hochaltar. Fulnek: Verlag des Verfaſſers. Pg. 3–10.
  3. ^ Trapl, Miloš & Kraváček, František. (1993). Komenského Fulnek. Praha: Pressfoto. ISBN 80-7046-085-7. Pg. 38.

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Coordinates: 49°42′42.54″N 17°54′14.98″E / 49.7118167°N 17.9041611°E / 49.7118167; 17.9041611