The Faces of the Convict Vatican

The Faces of the Convict Vatican exhibition

Until the middle of February, it will be possible to see an exhibition of paintings by Mrs. Barbora Pavelková, working under the pseudonym Claudi Ondok, in the Velehrad Pilgrimage House. These are portraits of great personalities, mainly of the Czech Catholic Church, imprisoned in communist jails, well-known and less-known personalities, priests and laymen, men and women, official and so-called underground church personalities. There is also a portrait of Father Petr Ondok, a family friend, from whom the painter borrowed part of her stage name.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Czech ambassador to the Holy See, Václav Kolaja. The opening took place on 18 November 2022 on the occasion of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the regaining of freedom with the participation of members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the Czech community in Rome.

La Parrocchia di Valašské Klobouky a Roma

Valašské Klobouky Parish in Rome

Among many parish pilgrimages hosted by our Pilgrimage House this year, the parish from Valašské Klobouky caught the eye with its original concept. Due to the great interest to enjoy the pilgrimage to Rome together, two groups alternated here in two shifts – first from 5th to 8th November pilgrims who arrived by bus, then from 9th to 13th November those who arrived by plane. Their spiritual fathers took charge of organizing the pilgrimage and accompanying their parishioners. Both groups reached to create a warm atmosphere, which they divided to other guests of the Velehrad Pilgrimage House by (not only) singing traditional folk songs...