Lights are going out in the Institution, let’s turn on the light

To Christ - the Saviour of the World
To Christ – the Saviour of the World

Commemorative celebration in St. Stanislav’s Institution on the occasion of the centennial of the Isonzo Front and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and post-war massacres

The commemorative celebration was to honour the memory of past events and as a warning to future generations. The celebration took place on Thursday, 18th June, 2015, beginning with mass at 8.30 p.m. in St. Stanislav’s Chapel. The military chaplain Jože Plut celebrated the mass. At 9.30 p.m. during the commemoration the lights in the building of St. Stanislav’s Institution were going out. Every dead light memorises the pain and loss of man, who had a name, family name as well as fate and light within himself. In the park surrounding St. Stanislav’s Institution the remembrance candles were lit as a reminder of past atrocities.  All people throughout Slovenia were kindly invited to light the remembrance candles in their homes to commemorate the victims of WWI and WWII and post-war massacres.

Lily Schweiger Kotar