YOU WILL BE BAPTISED BY HOLY SPIRIT
Trip to Šurkovac
Sunset at Trogir (Croatia), long exposure. I took this photo during one of my travels with my girfriend.
Since the beginning of this photographic project, I wanted to take a photo of this mosaic at the front of the church of Saint Peter and Paul in Kočerin (village, 10 kilometers west from Široki Brijeg). So, about month ago I decided that I should finally take a shot of saint Francis mosaic at week no. 40 of my Project 52. This photo was taken on 4th of October (st. Francis day), in honor of Saint Francis.
Now some info about this very incredible mosaic:
This is the highest mosaic in the world, with its height of 25 meters, work of professor Ante Starčević (assemblers: A. Ereš, B. Galić and V. Marušić).
For the very end here is a song that Saint Francis was singing just before he died:
1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble. 3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me. 4 Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. 5 I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” 6 Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. 7 Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.
(Psalam 142 in croatian:
Glasno vičem Gospodu; glasno vapijem Gospodu za milost. Izlijevam pred njim tužnjavu svoju, nevolju svoju govorim pred njim. Ako i jest duh moju meni iznemogao, ti znaš stazu moju; na putu, kojim sam išao, postaviše mi zamku potajno. Pogledaj nadesno i vidi: nemam nikoga, koji pazi na me; nestade mi svakoga utočišta; nitko se ne brine za život moj. Gospode, vapijem k tebi; velim: ti si utočište moje, dio moju zemlji živih. Čuj molbu moju; jer sam posve izmoren! Izbavi me od progonitelja mojih; jer su oni meni odveć jaki. Izvedi iz tamnice dušu moju, da slavim ime tvoje! Tada će se pravednici radosno okupiti oko mene, kad mi učiniš dobro.)
Feel Free to Enter
These green doors, which are in fact the entrance to an small and old church located in small Dalmatian town Brela, got my attention because of it’s simplicity and shadows.
It’s like green color is telling us, that God is open to everyone, and is waiting for us patiently.
I just love old wooden doors (and windows) on old stone Dalmatian houses.
I hope that the photo is interesting to you too. 😉
Youth Fest 2013
Every year Međugorje holds an international youth prayer festival. This year was the 24th.
Youth prayer meeting in Medjugorje 31.7 to 6.8. every year. More than 50.000 youths and 400 priests from the whole world. Pray, testimonies, music, procession with candles, adoration, concert, dance… Spiritual life for young people.
This year was my first, 35 years old and attending my very first youth fest.
Since I had to work during the day, I only went to evening service.
With this photo I wanted to capture the atmosphere in Međugorje in the time of the Holy Mass.
the Rose of Assisi
I took this photo during my pilgrimage in Italy (Padua, Rome, Assisi). When we came to the birth place of Saint Francis of Assisi, it was love at first sight. Beautiful town located on a hill, with beautiful stone streets and houses. Paradise for photographers. In this photo you can see The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, with rose in frontal plan.
Under the old oak tree
Photo of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Crkva Uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije) in Siroki Brijeg, photographed behind and under one hundred year old oak tree