Roko Tanfara: Six Decades Abroad

Over the past two decades he has spent the summer on his native island, not resting, but rather renovating the old family home. Roko has also built a new house for his grandchildren with four well-appointed flats with a view of the blue Adriatic Sea. The Tanfara’s spend their golden years weighing each summer between their dreams of relocating to Croatia and their Canadian reality with four grandchildren.

Obituary for Missionary Friar Ljubo Krasić

Krasić’s contribution to the formative period of Croatian language instruction abroad was massive and aimed at promoting our language and culture in North America. He left his homeland with a broad educational background and worked in the frame of Catholic missions in the Croatian communities on the dissemination of our language and culture in the anglophone world, all whilst discharging his complex parish duties while resident in the USA and in Canada. He enriched his new home through the organisation of Croatian language instruction and the printing of textbooks, magazines and books.

Matica Magazine: The June Issue

The 2020 number 6 issue of Matica magazine covers events in the Croatian communities abroad across many continents and continues our series on the Adriatic islands with the cultural and natural wonders of the central Adriatic island of Pag, situated between the Velebit channel and the Kvarnerić strait, and the stories of the people that have left the island to settle abroad

Seven Decades of the St. George Junior Tamburitzans

Over its seven decades the ensemble has been led by instructors, choreographers and musical directors Bernard M. Luketich, Mary C. Luketich, John Gregurich, George Merlin, Chuck and Barbara Muchnok, Joseph Grcevich and Marlene Luketich Kochis. Helping out with the choreography for a time were specialist folklore artists and choreographers with the Lado ensemble out of Zagreb: Nevenka Vujčić Dubyak, Ivo Šulina, Nenad Breka, and Ivo Kirinčić from Karlovac.