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» Hrvojka Mihanovic Salopek and her Stella Maris Croatiae project
Hrvojka Mihanović Salopek, PhD, of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, is the director of important cultural project Stella Maris Croatiae, the aim of which is to present the most important examples of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Croatia, including noted Marian shrines and an anthological selection of Marian works from the theological, artistic and musical heritage. Dr. Mihanović Salope
» Mirogoj Cemetery in Croatia's capital Zagreb through the lens of Nikola Piasevoli
Submitted By Nikola Piasevoli | Published 04/3/2015 | People , In Memoriam , History , Education , Culture And Arts , Religion | Unrated
Mirogoj is one of the most beautiful city cemeteries in Europe. It has been designed by Austrian architect Herman Bollé, starting from 1879 to 1929 when it was completed. Many famous Croatians are burried there. Furthermore, with its pleasant atmosphere and numerous high quality works of art, it is a nice place for rest and meditation. All the photos have been taken by Mr. Nikola Piasevoli from Zagreb. With this pres
» Blase Joseph Cupich installed as Chicago's Archbishop on November 18, 2014
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/11/2015 | People , Education , Culture And Arts , Religion | Unrated
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich has been installed as the Ninth Archbishop of Chicago at an Installation Mass on November 18 2014, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.  Cardinal George presided at the Monday evening Liturgy and Archbishop Cupich delivered the homily. Among the civic leaders welcoming Archbishop Cupich were Governor Patrick Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board Presiden
» Bunjevci Croats from Backa and their Christmas traditions expressed in straw and cakes
Straw work is a unique naive art form which originates from the rich folk art of the Bunjevci-Croats settled in the north of Bačka. In Tavankut, a village near the town Subotica, the self-taught women nourish and preserve this naive art skill by entwining beads and making paintings out of straw which portray specific motifs and themes from the life of the Bunjevci-Croats. Also, delicious and richly ornamented Christ
» Pope Frances appoints bishop Blase J. Cupich Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/22/2014 | Religion | Unrated
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Spokane, Washington, Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago,  the Vatican announced in September 2014.  Archbishop Cupich will be installed as Archbishop of Chicago on November 18, 2014, at Holy Name Cathedral. Archbishop Cupich was born on in 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Blase and Mary (Mayhan) Cupich.  He is one of nine children, five sist
» Choir of Matrix Croatica for the region of Ruhr in Germany singing Ave regina caelorum by Dufay
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/7/2014 | Music , Religion | Unrated
The Choir of Matrix Croatica for the region of Ruhr in Germany has been founded in 2006 by Professor Krešimir Veselić, distinguished Croatian mathematician. We can listen to the beautiful interpretation of Ave regina caelorum by Guillaume Dufay, a famous composer from the 15th century. The choir is also called the Mixed Choir of Croatian Catholic Mission in Dortmund in Germany, since both institutions support its activity
» Memorial plaque to three Croatians from the 17th century in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/30/2014 | History , Education , Religion , Croatians in B&H | Unrated
On March, 29 2014 the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem was filled with pilgrims from Croatia. The reason for this great gathering was the ceremony of putting up a memorial plaque to the Croatians, brothers Pavao, Antun and Jakov in this biblical place on the slopes of the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion. In 1681 these knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem bought the Ga
» Ljubo Krasic director of Croatian Ethnic Institute in Chicago, USA
The Franciscans established the Croatian Ethnic Institute in 1975, with headquarters in Chicago, for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Croatian heritage in the United States and Canada. This foundation was established with one far-sighted goal, namely, that all which is valuable and in any way related to the Croatians could be found in one place and used for various kinds of research. An additional g
» Happy Easter - Sretan Uskrs 2014 through art of Jozo Kljakovic
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/19/2014 | Education , Culture And Arts , Religion | Unrated
Wishing a Happy Easter to all readers of the CROWN, we touch a part of the work of art of distinguished Croatian painter Jozo Kljaković (1889-1969). In Zagreb there is a Memorial Museum of Jozo Kljaković, dedicated to his life and work. He is well known for his frescos in the Pontifical Croatian St. Jerome Institute in Rome and in the church of St. Mark in Zagreb.

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