Restorers believe they have found remains of St. Agnes of Bohemia

10-11-2009

Restorers working in the Church of St. Haštal in the Old Town believe they have uncovered the grave of St. Agnes of Bohemia a medieval Bohemian princess who chose to live a life of charity and piety in spite of her royal status. The youngest daughter of Bohemian king Přemysl Otakar I, refused a politically arranged marriage, took a vow of poverty and spent her life caring for the ill and needy, even after becoming the Mother Superior of the Prague Clares in 1234. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in November of 1989. Archeologists will now open the grave to inspect the remains of the person buried there.