Important new discoveries about Croatians
Two clearly visible Croatian Coats of Arms of Croatian troups at the 1526 battle at the Mohac field (Hungary) against the Turks (the second flag in the left column and the fourth flag in the right column). By the courtesy of Josip Sersic and Mijo Juric, Vienna, 2009.
in 1529, during the first Turkish siege of the city.
detail from the above map published in 1530:
Croatian Coat of Arms is in the middle top,
defensive forces under their Croatian
flag in Vienna in 1529,
The oldeset known mention of Correspondence Chess
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi had been made in 1931 during his meditation in the Paris atelier of Kristian Krekovic, distinguished Croatian painter. Krekovic was a personal friend of Mahatma Gandhi. The portrait is exhibited in the Krekovic Museum in Palma de Mallorca in Catalonia, Spain. The Krekovic Museum in Palma has officially been opened by the Spanish Queen Sofia in 1981.
Kristian Krekovic also portrayed
Kristian Krekovic in his atelier in Paris in 1930s. Gandhi's portrait is behind him, made in red chalk.
Kristian Krekovic with his wife Sina in his atelier in Paris in 1930s.
Tomislav Poglajen 1906-1992 and God's Underground
The icon of Mother of God Iverskaja (or Iverskaya), very much revered among Russian people,
Stjepan Tomislav Poglajen or Tomislav Kolakovič in Slovakia
written in Croatian Glagolitic Script in 1395
The Reims Evangelistary from 1395 was written by Croatian benedicitne monks in Prague, jointly with their Czech pupils.
The book is the result of the presence of Croatian glagolitic benedictins in Czechia since 1348, upon the invitation of King Charles IV.
Furthermore, the same year the bendedictine monastary of Emaus was errected in the Prague upon his initiative.
The book, tied with another smaller Cyrillic book, is kept in Reims in France. According to a legend existing in France,
the French Kings were sworn with the book during the official coronation in the Reims cathedral, among them Louis XIV.
Between 9th and 13th centuries Croatia had more than hundred benedicine monasteries, among them 36 for nuns.
A part of these monasteries used Croatian Glagolitic Script, while in the rest of the world the Benedictines used
only the Latin Script. Today there are only nine bendicine monasteries in Croatia, eight of them for nuns.
The oldest known Bendictine Rule in a nonlatin language in the world was written by Croatian benedicine monks
in 13/14th centuries, kept in the National and University Library in Zagreb.
St Leopold Bogdan Mandic (1866-1942, memorial day 30th July) was born in Herceg Novi in Boka kotorska, and died in Padova, Italy. Physically malformed and delicate, having height only 1m 35cm, with clumsy walk and stuttering, he developed tremendous spiritual strength. Although he wanted to be missionary in Eastern Europe, he spent almost all of his adult life in Italy, and lived in Padova from 1906 until the end of his life. He spent also one year in Italian prison during the WWI, since he did not want to renounce his Croatian nationality.
He dreamed unceasingly about going to Orient, but one day he gave Communion to a very good person. And, as he described:
After finishing her thanksgiving, she came to me with this message: "Father, Jesus ordered me to say this to you: Your Orient is each of the souls you assist by hearing confessions."
Professor Balthazar in Zagreb
La missió del Museu Krekovic es preservar i comunicar al públic l'esperit creatiu del pintor Kristian Krekovic
a través de l'obra exposada a les seves sales. Per aquest raó, hem volgut contribuir amb aquesta publicació
a la difusió de la trajectòria biogràfica i artística d'aquest singular artista. ...
The mission of Museu Krekovic is to preserve and communicate to the public the creative spirit of the painter Kristian Krekovic
via his oeuvre exhibited in its halls. To this end we wanted contribute with this publication
to spread the biographic trajectory and the art of this unique artist...
Translated from Catalan by Darko Žubrinić, a member of Amics croats de la cultura catalana society in Zagreb.
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