Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Spirit of Place – The Roadside Shrines of Poland

April 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Members Helping Members Webinar

“Spirit of Place: The Roadside Shrines of Poland”

Presented by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

April 1st 12-2 ET

It is said that every country has its own genus loci or “spirit of place.” Poland’s distinct character can be found in the tens of thousands of roadside chapels, crosses and shrines that dot both its cities and countryside. A thousand years of Christianity, and the Polish Catholic tradition in particular, have left their mark on the country’s landscape. It is impossible not to notice the religious statues and little chapels that seem to be everywhere.

The PGSCTNE again welcomes Polish-American author Sophie Hodorowicz Knab who will explore the origins and purposes of Polish roadside shrines, examining the different types of shrines and the significance of the various religious figures represented in them to the people of Poland. We will learn about the artists and sculptors who created the shrines, the role these local shrines played in the annual holidays, the customs and traditions of the community, and their role in everyday life as well as death.

NOTE: This year the PGSCTNE is partnering with the PGSM to present webinars. Current PGSCTNE and PGSM members will receive a link to register for the webinar in a separate email.

If you are not a member of either Society and would like to join to be able to participate in members-only activities, please go to either

https://pgsctne.org/membership/ to join PGSCTNE
https://www.pgsm.org/cpage.php?pt=13 to join PGSM

After joining you will be sent a link to register for the upcoming webinar.

Any questions can be emailed to membership@pgsctne.org


April 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Subscribe To Our Bulletin

Subscribe To Our Bulletin

Join our free monthly e-mail bulletin to get the latest Polish Genealogy news, tips and information about our upcoming events.

You have Successfully Subscribed!