St. Anthony's Parish - Half Day Trip
The Humac Museum hosts one of the finest collections of ancient relics, all found in the vicinity of the monastery. The oldest script ever found in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Humacka Ploca, is exhibited here. This stone-carved slate written in Glagolithic is said to date back to the 10th century. The museum has a significant collection of relics from the Roman settlements including jewelry, weapons, helmets and hand-carved tombstones. Many of the excavated items come from the ruins of a Roman military camp, Bigeste, near the monastery.
After short drive from Medjugorje we will arrive in Ljubuski, St Anthony parish. We will be welcomed by franciscan whom will tell us about history of HUMAC and guide as thrue museum and gallery.
• Humac museum, The Franciscan Monastery of St. Anthony of Padua in Humac is the oldest museum in BiH, established the 1884th . The renovated museum exhibit collection collected over a broader area Herzegovina from the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic) to the present day. Exposed to the Humac plate from XII. century, the oldest preserved monument written in Croatian language (a mixture of old Croatian Glagolitic and Cyrillic) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
• Humac Gallery, collection of artwork with its permanent exhibition called "Mother". The collection contains about 300 works of art, of which nearly 140 sculptures in various materials, and the rest are paintings, drawings and prints.The main motive for the creation and presentation to the public of this collection is to give the woman, a mother, a deepening sense of motherhood, transmission of human life by the Creator's plan, as well as life itself - the values that the decadence of our time experiencing unprecedented. The collection carries the sacred atmospherein two ways. Through the presentation of the Virgin Mary, and a commitment to maternal urges of all women. Artists have interpreted view of mother at work, playing with the child, combining personal experience and the universal concept of the mother. Approaching the work with joy, love, and respect.
-Participants do not require any experience or any equipment, everything is provided.