MARIÁNSKA HORA V LEVOČI SO ZAMERANÍM NA JEJ MEDZINÁRODNÝ VÝZNAM
(Marian Hill in Levoča Focusing on Its International Significance)
Abstract: Marian devotion is one of the enduring values of the Christian East and West, which are largely associated with the work of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia. Sanctuary on Marian Hill in Levoča is undoubtedly one of the most important Marian shrines in Slovakia. Especially in the last four decades, it has received more attention not only in Slovakia, but also in Europe and Worldwide. In 1984 it was declared as Basilica Minor, in 1995 it was visited by Pope John Paul II, in 2005 it was included in the association European Marian Network, in 2009 it obtained a spiritual alliance with the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, in 2013 it became one among more than three hundred most important shrines Worldwide, which are united every year in the Annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests, in 2016 it was included in the Slovakian section of Camino de Santiago and in 2019 it hosted members of the European Marian Network on the occasion of their seventeenth regular session. In the sketched context, the article presents the Marian Hill in Levoča focusing on its growing international significance. It briefly deals with its earlier – local history, and in more detail newer – global history.
Authors: Štefaňak, Ondrej
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2021, vol.: 14, issue: 1, pages: 158-166 (PDF file)
Keywords: BASILICA MINOR, EUROPEAN MARIAN NETWORK, JOHN PAUL II., LEVOČA, MARIAN HILL