Our Lady of Loreto

Prague Loreto, Prague Czech Republic
Prague Loreto, Prague Czech Republic

Found in the Little Quarter area of Prague, Czech Republic, Loreto or Loreta is a historic baroque monastery cloister.  The Loreto is also a pilgrimage site with a replica of the “Holy House” of Nazareth as part of the complex.  The ornate Church of the Nativity of Our Lord was consecrated in 1738 and includes a ceiling fresco of the Nativity and the original organ which is often used for concerts.  The site also includes a small museum with one of the most valuable collections of church treasures in Bohemia.  There are several  interesting items, including the “Prague Sun”, a monstrance (used for holding a consecrated host for veneration/adoration) with over 6,000 diamonds.

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