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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Motuzas, Alfonsas
Title: Šiluvos Lurdas : Lurdo (Lourdes) grotos Prancūzijoje kopija ar siekinys?
Other Title: The Lourdes of Šiluva: a copy of the French Lourdes grotto or an objective?
Is part of: Meno istorija ir kritika = Art history & criticism. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2009, [T.] 5 : Šiluva Lietuvos kultūroje
Extent: p. 116-122
Date: 2009
Keywords: Lurdas;Šiluvos Lurdas;Švč. Mergelė Marija;Skulptūra;Lourdes of Šiluva;Šiluva;Blessed Virgin Mary;Sculpture;Lourdes grotto
Abstract: Started in France in the 19th century with a folk devotion to the Apparition of Our Lady at the Grotto of Lourdes, creating grottos as a new phenomenon of French culture from 1858 as a new custom spread all over the world. In Lithuania the building of Lourdes grottos, creating new customs and rituals, started to be realized in 1898 in Palanga. During the 20th century the tradition of Lourdes spread all over Lithuania. We can also see this symbol in Šiluva. A small town of Šiluva is the ethnographic centre of the Lithuanian Catholic Church. Šiluva is famous for its sanctuaries. It is the Basilica of Šiluva where there is a miraculous image of The Blessed Virgin Mary with the Child, the Chapel of Treasures with all the reliquiae, the Chapel of Apparition with the Apparition stone and the altar of Our Lady on it. There are seven Stations of the Sorrowful Mother on the walls. Opposite the Basilica there is the statue of Our Lady, called The Šiluva Lourdes. Šiluva is one of the five places in Europe renowned for the Apparitions of Our Lady, recognized by the officials of the Church. It is the earliest apparition in Europe that happened in 1608. In 2008 the Catholic world commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady in Šiluva. The commemoration of this event caused the problem of preservation of this religious, spiritual and cultural heritage. One of these objects is The Lourdes of Šiluva. The task of the research is to reveal whether the statue of Our Lady at The Lourdes of Šiluva is a copy of the French Lourdes or whether it is only an objective. The tasks of the research: firstly, to define a possible origin of The Lourdes of Šiluva, secondly, to establish the origin of the French Lourdes, and thirdly, following the given materials, to reveal what is common between the French Lourdes and The Lourdes of Šiluva.[...]
Affiliation(s): Religijos studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Art History & Criticism / Meno istorija ir kritika 2009, nr. 5
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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