Park Berg en Bos, Apeldoorn

Park Berg en Bos, Apeldoorn
Prachtig uitzicht op park Berg en Bos

donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua in Pastavy

Received: 4th October 2012 Distance: 1526 km (948 miles) Travel time: 25 days.
Thank you, Anya from Belarus!
The card shows the Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua in Pastavy. There is not much information about Pastavy on Wikipedia. The church is not named, but shown on a picture.
Pastavy is a city in the Vitebsk Voblast of Belarus, an administrative center of the Pastavy district. Pastavy is located on the river Myadelki. Pastavy has a station on the railway line between Viciebsk and Vilnius in Lithuania. Pastavy has several historic buildings including 18th century houses and 19th century church. In 2009, Pastavy celebrated its 600th anniversary.
Source Wikipedia.
 
This photo shows the same church.
 
Anthony of Padua, also known as Anthony of Lisbon (born Fernando Martins de Bulh̵es; 15 August 1195 Р13 June 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Though he died in Padua, he was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon.
Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-fastest canonized saint (after St. Peter of Verona) and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.

2 opmerkingen:

Kat Mortensen zei

I pray to St. Anthony all the time when I have lost things (which is more and more these days).

I believe Vitebsk is where the painter Chagall was born. You might find this poem of mine of interest:

http://poetikat-km.blogspot.ca/2012/04/motherrussia.html

Prenter zei

You mentioned Chagall in my other post, so I googled him. Yes, he was born in Vitebsk. And your poem is so lovely! Thank you for sharing!