Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St John Nepomuk Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feast day: March 20th
Representation and portrayal: shown with priestly vestments, priest hat, book, a crucifix and the palm of martyrs.
Patron Saint of Confessors, bridges, skippers, priests, Salzburg, Prague, Bohemia and against tongue diseases and water disasters.
John Nepomuk was the son of a Bohemian judge. After his studies, he became imperial notary at a law firm in Prague. In 1380 he was ordained, and shortly afterwards he became pastor at the Church of St Wenceslas. Later, he continued his studies in Prague and Padua. After his return from Padua, he was also made Archdeacon of Saaz. In this time of the Great Western Schism, there were always disputes. Indeed, a rivalry arose between King Wenzel IV and the Archbishop . In the course of events John Nepomuk was arrested, tortured and eventually drowned in the Vltava river. According to the legend, the lifeless body of John was surrounded by five flames as it was floating in the river.