"Magyarországnak egy külön védőszentje" : Szurdokpüspökiből

Limbachner Gábor: "Magyarországnak egy külön védőszentje" : Szurdokpüspökiből. In: Szentemberek - a vallásos élet szervező egyéniségei, (1). pp. 160-187. (1998)

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One outstanding representative of contemporary popular religiousness in Palóc region (Hungary) is presented in this study. Folkloristic, sociological and historical comparative approaches are applied in order to draw her personality, religiousness and social role. First. Mrs. J.K.'s biography and her social status is made acquainted. Mrs. J. K.'s „vocation" in 1966 meant a determinative turning-point in her life. That time; at the age of 37 she was „called", „selected" by the Blossed Virgin. Her visions, apparitions experiened this time and connecting mystical events are described in detail. The documentation of the visions is presented in its original form, because this phenomenon is considered as worthy of examination also for other disciplines. After the „vocation" Mrs. J.K. met several social demands and expectations in the basis of the news getting about of her. Requirements arouse towards her to be leader of prayers and of pilgrimages, to act as necromancer, oracle and generally as spiritual adviser. Of course, after Mrs. J.K.s „vocation" her attitude towards religiousness also changed. External physical sigus indicated as well the transformation of her life. These wounds and pains manifest themselves more intensively in the days of church festivals and on Fridays. Mrs. J. K. observes also strict fast on Fridays. Her exerienced visions influence her praying practice and vice versa. The daily praying lasting some hours till 11 o'clock p. m. ormidnight and the regular earlymorning devoutnesswith the ascetical life style often lead to further apparitional experiences. Sermons and the world of the church inflence Mrs. J. K. similarly like this extremely experienced praying. In the last part of the study there is made an effort to interpret the presented phenomenon with historical parallels. The presented religiousness and collection of visions is not without antecedents and parallels. The connections, essential and sometimes mentality correspondances of this kind of religiousness with the cultural phenomena and personal experiences of different historical periods are sketched in the study. At last the study deals with Mrs.J.K.'s connection with the formalChurch. Being rooted Mrs. J.K.'s religiousness in the tradition the historical character and continuity of her experienced culture makes the deep connection indispensable with the Church, with sacramental experiences and scale of values of the ancestors, but it doesn't mean absolute identification of the Church with its representatives. The summary of the study aims to define this examined type of popular religiousness, its social role and connections.

Item Type: Book Section
Other title: "A particular patron Saint for Hungary" from Szurdokpüspöki
Journal or Publication Title: Szentemberek - a vallásos élet szervező egyéniségei
Date: 1998
Volume: 1
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 482 315 7
Page Range: pp. 160-187
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: Hungarian, English
Event Title: Szentemberek - a vallásos élet szervező egyéniségei (1992) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/70233/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallási néprajz, Népi vallásosság - magyar
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 180-181. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 16. 11:30
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 03. 13:59
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/70260

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