U lužického semináře 90/13

The historical region of Lusatia is nowadays divided between Saxony and southwest Poland; but its people, the Sorbs, have always felt closest to the Czechs, not least because of their shared language and traditions. In the 18th century, Lusatian Catholics, themselves a minority, were granted a seminary and library in Prague’s Malá Strana district.

On the wall is the following inscription:’The devotion of Lusatia erected [this building] to God and the Prince of the Apostles’.

The chronogram (picked out in red) reads ‘1726’, the date of the building’s construction by the baroque architect Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer.