Ljiljana Knez’s “Put suza” (“Path of Tears”) exhibition offers her view of Jesus’ Passion, with the participations of the Way of the Cross wearing the folk costumes of the coastal Primorje region. The exhibition ran to April 15th, after which the fifteen stations of this Way of the Cross will move to Sveti Jurja parish in Osojnik, as a gift by the author to this parish.
The ninth Christian Culture Days were declared open April 5th at the premises of the Croatian Heritage Foundation by bishop of Dubrovnik monsignor Mate Uzinić.
Bishop Uzinić noted that the Christian Culture Days in Split were celebrating their tenth anniversary, and the Dubrovnik days their ninth, and read an excerpt from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium.” The opening of the event was also accompanied by the opening of “Put suza” (“Path of Tears”) an exhibition of the work of Ljiljana Knez, offering her view of Jesus’ Passion, with the participations of the Way of the Cross wearing the folk costumes of the coastal Primorje region.
Friar Marko Bobaš’ foreword to the exhibition was read by the guardian of the Dominican monastery in Dubrovnik, Friar Nikola Mioč. Among the painter’s “spiritualogues” he notes the fifteenth station she has added to this Way of the Cross.
Knez thanked the organisers and presented olive branches to those gathered at the opening of the exhibition as a symbol of humanity’s survival, contemplation and care for others bearing the message of peace and blessing, with an encouraging thought written to accompany every branch.
On behalf of the host of the first exhibition of the event the head of the Croatian Heritage Foundation branch office in Dubrovnik Maja Mozara said that the CHF nurtures not only the links between the homeland and the emigrant communities, but also national treasures in the homeland and abroad.
Marinko Marić, the coordinator of the Dubrovnik event, thanked all those that had turned out and invited them to take part in the other events that make up the Christian Culture Days organised by the Diocese of Dubrovnik and the Verbum publishing house. Also taking place in Dubrovnik this year is a meeting of Croatian Catholic youth.
The exhibition ran to April 15th, after which the fifteen stations of this Way of the Cross will move to Sveti Jurja parish in Osojnik, as a gift by the author to this parish. (www.dubrovacka-biskupija.hr)