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Beauties of Our Homeland: The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Šaštín Issue number
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A wooden statue of Pieta was the gift donated by countess Czobor in 1564 and this statue became an object of folk worship. In 1732 the Šaštín Pieta was accepted as merciful and its public worshiping was approved. The Pauline order was asked to take care of the modest chapel with the statue and later they built a monumental cathedral in the Late Baroque style and adjoining monastery with the support of noble donors. The sculptural group of the Šaštín Pieta was festively moved on the marble main altar in 1762. Empress Maria Theresa had this altar built at her own...

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