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Religious Education Calendar

The calendar for 2012 / 2013 has been published.

General Information about the Program 2012/2013

Please read through this important information about the St. Tomas Religious Education program. We look forward to seeing your child on Sundays at 9:45am!

NEWS AND CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR:
• Mary Beth Hlavsa is the new Religious Education Coordinator for the 2012 – 2013 year, with former-coordinator Monika Shaheen providing valuable assistance.

Post communion class

Information bout post communin class

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation

Informatin about First Communion class and reconciliation

Social Projects

www.augustiniani.cz

October 2015

Dear Father Juan,

I'm in Europe these days. I take the opportunity to send you the report of the past school year and the beginning of the new one.

Epilogue

Before taking leave of the Church one should note the memorial tablet of lovingly dedicated to the memory of an Augustinian hero and martyred pastor of Saint Thomas, FATHER AUGUSTINE FRANZ SCHUBERT, OSA. Born in Zizkov-Prague on May 14, 1902, he attended the school at sv. Stepana, Prague 2 and entered the Order upon completion of his philosophical studies at Charles University in 1925. Ordained on a record freezing day, 20 January 1929, he was successively elected subprior and prior in 1933.

The Facade

The façade of the Church is typical of Kilian Dientzenhofer’s artistic reveries. In such a cramped space afforded the Church the architect literally “rolled” the façade in wave-like frozen motion. The west or main portal, one of the largest of its kind in Prague’s church architecture, represents one of the more beautiful examples of renaissance architecture. Two massive doric pillars frame the metal door encased in dark red marble above which stands the statue of Saint Augustine.

The Organ

The first mention of an organ at St. Thomas is from the year 1414 when the Augustinian friar Frater Matteus of sv. Dobrotiva was named organista choralis at the Church. Further information about the restoration of the organ following the disastrous fire of 1503 leads historians to believe that was probably the same organ still in use during the reign of Emperor Rudolph II (1576–1607).

The Cenotaphs in the Church

In the Church and the Curtius Chapel adjacent to the sacristy there are about 36 cenotaphs in various stages of legibility. It would be beyond the scope of this short monograph to describe all in detail so we will confine ourselves to the more important.

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