Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Macedonia 04 - Father Srećko

SPC C, Mr Z, and I visited the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Skopje, Macedonia not long ago, and while we were there, we met a Jesuit priest who happened to be helping out there for a short time. Father Srećko was born in Croatia, and joined the Croatian Province of the Jesuits shortly after the end of World War II.

He spent many years working in the former Yugoslavia, at a time when being Catholic -- and especially being a Jesuit -- was looked upon in a kindly fashion.

Next to him, even *I* looked tall!

His smile was infectious, and he was gracious and warm in his greeting of us and the time he spent with us. He invited us to visit his community, somewhat farther south in Macedonia, though I'm not sure it's going to be possible to make that happen before I leave here.

It would be great to try, however!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ

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Anonymous said...

Great post! :) I was blog browsing when I came across yours. My grandma told me stories about how my dad and family lived as Catholics back in Croatia. Lots of history in the area you're in!

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