• June 13, 2014
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One-year anniversary of founding of the Museum of Rev. prelate Józef Obrembski in Maišiagala


A year has passed since the consecration of the statue depicting the late Rev. Józef Obrembski and the founding of the museum located in his “mansion.” Part of the building was remodeled into a reconstruction of Rev. Józef’s apartment.

“The mansion” has became a popular destination for trips and pilgrimages. The museum displays the Rev. Obremski’s personal belongings, the liturgical books he used, his letters, and photographs. Thanks to the museum, the spirit of that Great Polishman is still alive. The grave of the Patriarch of the Vilnius Region is visited by trips not only from Lithuania, but also from Poland.

On March 19, 2013, a series of events began, dedicated to commemorating the life of the saintly priest Józef Obrembski, titled “Spring with Reverend Józef Obrembski,” and hold in educational establishments of the Vilnius Region.

The organizing committee formed on the initiative of the mayor of the Vilnius Region Maria Rekść have aimed at cultivating values, moral conduct, and principles pursued by Rev. prelate J. Obrembski by popularising his teaching; through that, they intended to deepen the faith of the school students, along with shaping the consciousness and patriotic conduct, and to pass the memory of the Vilnius Region priests to the future generations.

The events ended with the 1st Walking Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Rev. prelate Józef Obrembski from Turgeliai to Maišiagala titled “Only God is the Meaning of Life,” which took place from June 7 to June 9, 2013. On June 9, the statue depicting Rev. Obrembski was displayed and the Museum was founded in his memory.

This year, on June 13, the 2nd Walking Pilgrimage has started; it has reached Rudamina already. The pilgrimage considers the subjects a given day through group prayer, conversations, discussing the Bible, and deepening the knowledge on values of the Christian family, the Divine Mercy, and the significance of the Act of Enthronement of Christ the King in the Vilnius Region and its renewal. Each pilgrim walks for a different purpose, but all of them are important and exceptional. They are praying for health, for family, for faith.

On the second day, the pilgrims are going to walk from Rudamina to Sudervė. At 6 PM, they have an opportunity to watch a concert by Randeo Anima of Paberžė.

The last day will begin very early, since they have depart from Sudervė at 7 AM. The pilgrimage ends with the Holy Mass at the Kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny in Maišiagala (Assumption of Mary Church). After the mass, the pilgrims are visiting the Museum of Rev. prelate Józef Obrembski and participating in the Maišiagala Town Festival.

Source: http://kurierwilenski.lt/2014/06/13/rocznica-otwarcia-muzeum-ks-pralata-jozefa-obrembskiego-w-mejszagole/

Tłumaczenie by Michał M. Kowalski w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Michał M. Kowalski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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