The unveiling and blessing of the statue of Our Lady of Loreto on Mount Gaj in Primošten will take place this weekend.
On Saturday 6 May at 11 am the blessing of the 17-metre tall statue of Our Lady of Loreto will take place.
The ceremony will be attended by the official delegation from Loreto, including the mayor. Also in attendance will be the mayor of Primošten, sculptors, and architects of the statue, as well as sponsors and parish priests from Primošten.
The statue was designed by architect Aron Varga and mosaic artist Milun Garcevic.
The statue, which is coated in a mosaic pattern made of gold, silver, and stained glass, is made up of seven representative parts, as well as an old Croatian crown studded with precious stones which will go on the head of the statue of Our Lady of Loreto.
The ringed parts of the statue will symbolise various things. Starting with religious abstraction, the second part will feature the symbolic representation of the tree of life. Two hearts feature on the next part of the mosaic, with the birth of Jesus, represented on the fourth.
Irregular geometric shapes adorn the fifth ring of the 17-metre statue, whilst the sixth part consists of the mystic rose as a symbol of Virgin Mary, and olives. At the statue’s base, four biblical rivers will ‘flow’.
The monument will be used to attract religious pilgrims and religious tour groups from all over the world.
All citizens are welcome to attend the ceremony and entrance is free.