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Paminklas Motiejui Valančiui

Motiejus Valančius Statue

Maciej Wołonczewski
Narsėnai 1801- Kaunas 1875
Bishop of Samogitia, historian and one of the best known Lithuanian/Samogitian writers of the 19th century
(Wikipedia)
Leonas Žuklys
2005

Kaunas /  Paminklas Motiejui Valančiui   Kaunas /  Paminklas Motiejui Valančiui

Description

Granite statue.

Inscription(s)

vyskupas
MOTIEJUS
VALANČIUS
šis paminklas
gydytojo
RIMVYDO SIDRIO
dovana miestui

skulptorius
LEONAS ŽUKLYS

architektai
algimantas sprindys
ir leonardas vaitys

2005

Bishop
MOTIEJUS
VALANČIUS
This monument
is a gift to the city by
Doctor
RIMVYDAS SIDRYS

Sculptor
LEONAS ŽUKLYS

Architects
Algimantas Sprindys
and Leonardas Vaitys

2005

Žinot patys, jogei būdamas vyskupu jus mylėjau ir jūs mane mylėjot: nė
smertis pagaliau neveiks išgaišinti tos meilės. Ir antrama amžiuj melsiuos už jus kaipo
už vaikus savo taip, kaip meldžiaus gyvas būdamas.
iš testamento laiško, apie 1875 m.
You know yourselves about my love to you and your love to me in the years of my service as a bishop: this
love will never come to an end and will prevail over death. I will continue in the other life praying for you as
for my children.
From the Testamentary Letter (about 1875)

Information Sign

Text in Lithuanian and English, here only the English text:
"You know yourselves about my love to you and your
love to me in the years of my service as a bishop: this
love will never come to an end and will prevail over
death. I will continue in the other life praying for you as
for my children."
From the Testamentary Letter (about 1875)

Bishop Motiejus Valančius
(1801-1875)

For 25 episcopal years since 1850, the great shepherd
of the Diocese of Samogitia tended his flock, leading
them towards God, arduously nurturing Catholic faith,
virtue, and national consciousness, and protecting them
from Russification and denationalisation. He was a
founder of parish schools and a successful temperance
movement in 1858. During the press ban period
(1864-1904), he took care of underground schools and
the Lithuanian publications. He is also known as an
initiator of Lithuanian prose, a historian and a religious
writer. Following the Tsarist transfer of the centre of the
Diocese from Varniai to Kaunas in 1864, he moved to
Kaunas and spent there the rest of his life. The Bishop
was interred in the crypt of the Kaunas Cathedral
Basilica of Apostles St Peter and St Paul.

Annotation

The architect of the monument is Algimantas Sprindys.

Kaunas - Paminklas Motiejui Valančiui

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location N 54°53'50" E 23°53'8"

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