Memorial event puts Prague’s toppled Marian Column back in spotlight

An event at the Strahov Monastery took place on Tuesday to celebrate the
statue of the Virgin Mary in Exile, which was placed in its garden exactly
25 years ago. The statue, which previously stood in the Czech Benedictine
College in Lisle, near Chicago, was commissioned by Czechoslovak expats in
the US in the 1950s and became a symbolical connection to their homeland.

Published: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019