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Hrvojka Mihanovic Salopek and her Stella Maris Croatiae project
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  04/25/2015 | Music , Croatian spirituality , Croatian Language , Science , History , Education , Culture And Arts , Religion | Unrated
Stella Maris of Southern Islands in Croatia, part 2


Lady of Čara, a town on the island of Korčula.

The town of Račišće on the island of Korčula.

Lavishly decorated portal in the town of Korčula, on the island bearing the same name.

The town of Korčula.



Madonna of Korčula painted by Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin, Croatian Renaissance painter from the town of Trogir near the city of Split.

Richly decorated ceiling in the town of Korčula.

A confraternity from the town of Korčula during their procession.

Confraternity of All Saints in the town of Korčula.



Confraternity of All Saints in the town of Korčula, connected the distant past with the future.



A famous and venerable icon of Hodigithria in the town of Korčula.

Stella Maris Lady of Korčula.

The town of Korčula (on the island of Korčula) with a view to Pelješac peninsula.

St. Nicholas on the island of Korčula.

Benedictine Monastery dedicated to the Ascenssion of Mary, on the island of Mljet, ancient Melita.
On that island, the shipwreck of St. Paul occured, described in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles (27,28).

A very rare, but valuable remain of Madonna in the Benedictine Monastary on the island of Mljet.
In the period of the 1945-1990 communist regime of ex-Yugoslavia, the monks were expelled from the island.





The last Bosnian queen Katarina Kosača visited the Bendictine Monastery on the island of Mljet in the 15th century.
Katarina Vukcic-Kosaca (1424-1478), the last Queen of Bosnia, ardent Catholic, wife of the Bosnian King Stjepan Tomasevic (1461-1463),
is still one of the most beloved personalities among the Croats living in Bosnia. When Bosnia fell under the Ottoman rule in 1463,
her two children (a boy and a girl) had been taken to slavery and educated in the spirit of Islam,
her husband decapitated. She managed to escape to Dubrovnik, and then to Rome, where she had been deeply involved
in the humanitarian activity of the Franciscan community (Aracoeli)
becoming Franciscan Tertiary herself, to help Bosnian Croats under the Turkish rule.

The above portrait of Katarina Kosaca, Bosnian Queen, was made by Giovanni Bellini, held in the Capitol Gallery of paintings in Rome.


Island of Korčula on the left with its ilets, and the Pelješac peninsula on the right.

The town of Orebić on the Pelješac peninsula is known for its maritime tradition and its sea captains.

Franciscan monastery of Gospa od Anđela (Lady of Angels) above the town of Orebić.

An old sailboat carved on a stone pillar in the Franciscan Monastery of Gospa od Anđela
near the town of Orebić on the Pelješac peninsula.

Franciscan monastery of Gospa od Anđela (Lady of the Angels) above the town of Orebić.

A Greek icon, saved from the Turks during the Lepanto battle, now in the Franciscan Monastery above Orebić.

It is known that numerous Croatian mariners and captains participated in important sea battles against the Ottoman Turkish Empire.





A magnificent view to the mainland from the town of Trpanj on the Pelješac peninsula. Madonna greeting bypassers, boats and ships.

Madonna in the town of Žuljana on the Pelješac peninsula, painted by Marin Lovro Dobričević
from the town Kotor in Boka kotorska, South-East of Dubrovnik.

Magnificant view to the mainland from the town of Žuljana on the Pelješac peninsula.



Stone walls of the city of Ston on the Pelješac peninsula.



An icon Andrea Ricos of Crete, kept in the town of Ston.


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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Mladen Ibler)

    The great culture of Croatia ! Unfortunately, not enough known to the World.
     
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