The musings and meandering thoughts of a crotchety old man as he observes life in the world and in a small, rural town in South East Nebraska. My Pledge-Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day with out a line.
24 February 2019
Catholic Lithuania's Hill of Crosses
Lithuania's national treasure, the Hill of Crosses, has a troubled and mysterious history. The brutal Soviets tyrants repeatedly tried to destroy it. Now, it's become a symbol of the nation's tireless struggle for freedom and its Catholic heritage.
The Hill of Crosses -- a small mountain of approximately 100,000 crosses -- is a curious phenomenon. No one manages or organises it -- it just is. The Soviets razed it again and again, only to have the crosses reappear. As Prof Viatanis Rimkis explains: "During the struggle for our freedom, the crosses became a weapon that was invincible."
Produced by ABC Australia / October 2006