Liaudies religingumas lietuvių šeimoje (XX a. - XXI a. pradžia)

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Liaudies religingumas lietuvių šeimoje (XX a. - XXI a. pradžia)
Alternative Title:
Folk religiosity in Lithuanian family (20th - early 21st c.)
Barboros Žagarietės kultas; Barbotra Žagarietė; Liaudies pamaldumas; Liaudies religingumas; Lietuvių šeima; Marijos kultas; Pamaldumo formos; Šv. Mergelė Marija.
Barbora Žagarietė; Barbora Žagarietė's cult; Cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Folk Religiosity; Forms of piety; Lithuanian Family; Virgin Mary.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe main object of this article - the Catholic forms of folk religiosity in Lithuanian family customs from 20th - to early 21st c. This article endeavors to discuss manifestations of folk piety, as per archival resources and field research material, regarding the cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the historical personage of the seventeenth century, a manor estate holder in the vicinity of Žagarė, who was Barbora Umiastauskaitė Žagarietė. The author analyses the Catholic forms of folk religiosity in Lithuanian family customs. Although the Church has not officially declared Barbora Umiastauskaitė Žagarietė a saint, she is considered blessed or even holy by the common folk. Today prayers take place alongside her coffin both individually (taking vows) and communally (hymn-singing and praying during religious holidays). People crawl around Barbora's coffin on their knees while saying prayers for various intentions: health, family, a good husband, fortunate birthing, success in education, overcoming different dependencies and even finding missing persons or things. The material under discussion attests that the religious identity of the Žagarė region people is formed and expressed in accordance with the cult involving folk recognition of the saintlincss of Barbora Žagarietė. The devotion of children and families keep taking on new forms in today's world. Devotion is being formed and trained at events and festivals of a religious nature, Catholic youth days, prayer groups and pilgrimages. The newer and newer forms of religiosity that young people acquire today overstep the bounds of what had traditionally belonged to the family, local community (village, township, and city) or the parish. [From the publication]

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