Friday, June 5, 2015

Picture Day Friday: Strahov Theological Hall Library in Prague

The Strahov Monastery in Prague was founded in 1143. The Theological Hall Library was built in 1679 under the reign of the abbot of the monastery Jeroným Hirnheim. He was a philosopher and theologian and encourage the collection of precious manuscripts from Christiandom. The successors continued the practice, thus building a remarkable library.