This church and it's decoration is done by Father Stanislovas. He was a modest person, so he asked also to make a church without gold and some luxury materials, the main material in church interior is WOOD. When Father Stanislovas was very ill, he asked to carry him to Church and to leave him alone. He spent there more than one hour, just sitting...more
Father Stanislovas asked other priest of Lithuania not to drop away their old liturgical clothes and he collected them in one building in Paberze Church complex. I can stay in this small house for hours, watching each of the clothes, each of them is a masterpiece made by hands and hearts of Lithuanian women.more
Father Stanislovas lived in a very modest cell. His bed was wooden and really hard, but he believed that sleeping on hard bed is good for health. He was always very straight, even when walking with the help of stick. He knew 15 languages and translated Guethe from German to Lithuanian. Father Stanislovas was creative person and the table lamp...more
The January Uprising was an uprising in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, parts of Ukraine, western Russia) against the Russian Empire. It began January 22, 1863, and lasted until the last insurgents were captured in 1865. The museum is small, but has many interesting things to see and more...more
many artist come to Paberze to stay for few nights and to create. beautifull nature, two small rivers Liaude and Nykis, place for cooking on fire and many many details to get you inspired. Father Stanislovas believed, that everything has soul if was done by human beeing, so he collected old keys, crosses, fences of old cemetries, pots, liturgical...more
Metal crosses collection, pot collection, key collection, the fence arround church is made from metal fences from old cemeteries, each piece is different.
The shiny pots are not just collection - this is part of Stanislovas education program. Alcoholics, drug addicted people, or just children staying in this house were teached and cured by hard work. Father Stanislovas gathered people together and started to clean old pots, of course, others did the same. His main idea of education was "Not to tell what to do, but to show with the own attempts. If you see a garbage on the floor, you don't need to say to child - "collect it", but you take it yourself and child will see and will learn". Many addicted people were cured by "hard work" methodics. The collection of lanterns is very colourfull, it is not very common for church, but these old lanterns were renovated and painted by addicted people and the lanterns were one of instuments to cure people.