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 ♥ Antemurale Christianitatis  

The people that inspired Cassiodorus, Napoleon, Dante, George Bernard Shaw, the birthplace of Marko Polo and St. Jerome, a nation derived from that of a people called Croats (Hrvat, Chrobatos) i.e. "the nation ready to defend its home and rights"(za dom spremni) and given the honorary title Antemurale Christianitatis in 1519. Heroes, inventors, saints, artists, teachers and the only people who preserved their roots 6500 years. (click here)

The  Southern Central European nation of Croatia is NOT not Eastern (and not Balkan)! It is Southern EU. The term Balkan is bound for Ottoman Empire. Croatia was not under the Ottoman Empire. East Europe is Turkey, Greece.. not Croatia. Neither geo or historically is Croatia Balkan. Croatia is not Balkan (and never been), the Serbian geographer (in 19th century) popularized that term. Croatia is at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. 

Croatia's soil is soaked with blood of CHRISTIAN saints. The biggest persecutions ever in history against Christians took place there. Therefore there always should be zero tolerance against disrespect for the Christian faith on this holy soil ~ seen like nowhere else in the world. Croatia is a christian country, where many warriors and saints have died on this holy soil to defend their homeland.
In 1945 Yugoslav Partizans killed 66 Franciscans for no other reason than to demoralize the nation by killing the lambs of Christ, read more

 

Croatia (also known as ‘White Croatia’ and ‘Great Croatia’) Antemurale Christianitatis ('the bastion of Christianity'), a phrase that dates back to the Mediaeval Crusades at the beginning of the Ottoman invasion. Indicating that they and their ancestors have successfully protected, and still protect, the borders of Europe against intruding forces 'from the East'.

Hvala Vam svečeniće,vi ste naš glas istine.> Fra Luka Prcela

 

"Croatians, they are the best soldiers in the world. If I had only 100,000 Croatians, I would conquer the entire world." - Napoleon
Napoleon's general, a Croat, click here

Croatians have been exceptional soldiers from the very beginning of their history when Emperor Heraclius invited them as foederati to defeat the Avars in what is present day Croatia. Turkish archives write about the Croatians giving the fiercest resistance. The Croatians endured the greatest burden of all the nations.

     

~ Beauty inside and out ~ Croatian nuns love to marvel at what God has created

Did you know that St. Paul was shipwrecked on the shore of Mljet (Island)? St. Paul the Apostole is the heavenly protector of Mljet Island and celebrated on the day of Municipality of Mljet. 

From the Catholic Encyclopedia; The name Croatia is derived from that of a people called Croats (Hrvat, Chrobatos) i.e. "the nation ready to defend its home and rights", known as "White Croatia" or "Great Croatia" (Velika Hrvatska) 


'Croatian Leonidas' Nikola Šubić Zrinski saved Pest with only 400 Croatian soldiers and in 1566 in the Siege of Szigetvár resisting 100,000 Ottoman soldiers
Already a beloved, heroic figure among his people, this lifelong soldier had fought countless battles in his 58 years of life, many of them against overwhelming odds. He drew his sword, held it high, and declared his intention to fight to the last: “Let us go out from this burning place into the open and stand up to our enemies. Who dies, he will be with God. Who dies not, his name will be honored. I will go first, and what I do, you do as well. And God as my witness – I will never leave you, my brothers and knights!”


Once upon a time there was a great Frankish king named Charlemagne, also known as "Pater Europae". This great king met a fair lady named Hildegard also known as "Hildegard of the Vinzgau" They had a son named Louis. Louis commonly known as "Louis the Pious", "Louis the Fair" or "Louis the Debonaire". Louis became friend with Borna, a croat from Dalmatia. Together with forces from Italy, Carinthia & Bavaria they waged a war against Ljudevit, Liudewitus, often also Ljudevit Posavski. They defeated him and made Borna the first Duke of Dalmatia in 819AD and Duke of Dalmatia and Liburnia in 821AD. Borna later became known as "The White Croatian Duke", "Duke of Dalmatian Croats" or "the Dalmatian King. This great tale occurred a hundred years before the events of the great and famous king Tomislav, latin: Tamisclaus.

The earliest mention of the Croatian name as Horovathos can be traced on two stone inscriptions in Greek language and script, dating from around the year 200, found by the Black Sea (more precisely in the seaport Tanais on the Azov sea, Krim). See also celtic burials in Croatia, click here


  

  

The honorary title Antemurale Christianitatis was given to Croatia by Pope Leon X in 1519.

Read about the EU referendum swindle in Croatia, click here

Yugoslav comunists killing priests and nuns (it's always pagan scum kiilling them) click here

Defending the soil with a rosary around the soldiers neck; the Homeland war, click here

 

 

S braniteljima uz Krista protiv komunista! click here

  

  

 

Bog - obitelj - domovina (used slogan: God - Family - Homeland)
“Za Dom Spremni” (For Home – Ready) has been known throughout the whole of the Croatian history, from the times of Nikola Subic Zrinski (1556 – 1566)

  
Pictures taken in 2015

When you remove God from your land you remove His protection & favor as well: the Croats never went into war to steal land or goods (robbed or plundered), they only defended theirs like David vs Goliath. And they keep his commandments till this very day!

  

 

Iako su se i stari Iliri tetovirali, tetoviranje, ili kako se u narodu zove sicanje, bilo je jako izraženo za vrijeme turske okupacije ovih prostora. Mnogi katolici sicali su svoju djecu kako bi ih sačuvali od prisilnog poturčavanja, odnosno, za katolike je taj običaj bio od velike važnosti jer bi svojoj djeci sicanjem dali neizbrisivi trag vjere i pripadnosti hrvatskom narodu. „Pitali su me u Dalmaciji, dok smo bili u izbjeglištvu - Što si to radila? - a ja sam im rekla - Da se zna da smo Hrvati! Ovo se nikad nemore izbrisat, to je unišlo do kosti." (fb stranica Hercegovački fratri)

 

A tradition in Croatia dating back to the Renaissance... lace-making, click here

Amazing boat wreck in Croatia discovered dates to 3,200 years, click here

  

The world’s fastest electric car is made in Croatia. Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili apparently couldn't contain itself; it just pulled the digital veil off a car that the company claims is the fastest production electric vehicle in the world. Not only is that fast by, say, Tesla standards, that's fast by any standard.

 
Picture left: around 1680 - Croatian virgin did not want to marry an Ottoman, next day he returned with 20 soldiers and killed her with a knife.

 
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović
One of the greatest heavyweights in mixed martial arts history. Cro Cop, short for "Croatian Cop", comes from his membership in Croatia's elite Police Special Forces tactical unit.
 


   
   

"On the last day of the Creation God desired to crown his work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath". - Irish Nobel Prize of Literature winner George Bernard Shaw

Dante Alighieri was in Croatia and his guide was Bishop Augustin Kazotic. He placed Croatians in a special place, read more by clicking here

  

  

 

 100% Croat - artist Mario Sokolić - click here for website 

Did you know that one of the greatest world travelers, Marko Polo, was born in 1254 on the island of Korcula?
That King Arthur, named Lucius Artorius Castus, was Croat and his sarcophagus and the memorial plaque is found in Podstrana 

  


Did you know that Saint Jerome was born in Štrigova in northern Croatia? 
That Nikola Tesla was a Croatian-Serb? Tesla was born in Croatia, raised in Croatia and graduated in Rakovac, Croatia. Tesla was proud of his Croatian motherland and Serbian descent. When his mother died in 1892, he paid a visit to Croatian capital Zagreb, and gave a lecture about alternating current. On that occasion Tesla said: "As a son of my homeland, I feel it is my duty to help the city of Zagreb in every respect with my advice and work"
HOWEVER... why does Serbia hide Tesla's diary. The chances are that Tesla is Croat, not Croat-Serb origin. It does not help here that Serbs lie. They lie about pretty much everything, you can read about this statement from their own mouth here; click!  I am basing his origin on his quote only, therefore say Croat-Serb. Read more, click here
That Croatia invented the tie? The word "croata" can be found in many languages as the root of words meaning "tie" or "cravat". Cravats were developed from Croatian mercenaries honored by Louis XIV in France during the 17th century. It was not until early 19th century that the cravat achieved the height of fashion in France and England. The French called it ‘cravate’, French for Croat or Croatian. The word “cravat,” lost its French final “e” when it crossed to England.

The Croatian six framed by the udba; read here

 

  

(The Black Legion (Ustaša/Crna Legija)) The Serbian king Karadjordjevic when he took over Croatia and the capital Zagreb, without the declaration of Croatians, created the Kingdom of Serbs and Croats in 1939> and made an agreement with Italy to sell Croatia namely Dalmacija to the Italians, which in due course came into effective when Italy laid claim to Dalmacija in 1943. At that stage Pavelic was leader of NDH, he had NO OPTION but to honour the agreement.. when Italy capitulated a couple of months later Pavelic made the agreement null and void.. hence bringing back Dalmacija under Croatian rule

Take a look at the many war crimes commited by the communists in Croatia, click here

 

  

  

Eduard Slavoljub Penkala invented the ballpoint pen and the first fountain pen
The Croatian Jesuits had a great role in mother Theresa's spiritual development. Indeed, Fr. Franjo Jambrekovic, a Croatian Jesuit and parish priest at Skopje, had a profound influence on Mother Teresa during her childhood. As her spiritual Father, he fostered her vocation. She continued to carry on correspondence with him when she lived in India. She also nurtured a deep friendship with Fr. Ante Gabric in India, and talked to him in Croatian.
That Faust Vrancic invented the parachute
Rudjer Boskovic, (Croatian Jesuit) philosopher and scientist, inventor of the achromatic telescope
Andrija Mohorovicic, seismologist, discovered the 'Moho' discontinuity named after him
Marin Drzic was a comedy writer, one of the main influences on Shakespeare
Juraj Dalmatinac was the inventor of prefabricated buildings with stone slabs
Great Antonio Baričević was the worlds first strongman


  

 


Louis Cukela (Vjekoslav Lujo Čukela), was awarded both the Navy and Army Medals of Honor for extraordinary heroism in France 1918 during World War I. He was the only living man to hold two such decorations for extreme bravery in a single war. 
Two Croatian names appear on the map of the Moon: the name of Rudjer Boskovic was given to a mountain on the visible side, and the name of A. Mohorovicic to a mountain on the dark side of the Moon

Did you know that the Balkans are also the location of the first advanced civilizations? ...
Or that Croatian weddings have traditions that stretch back for hundreds of years such as waving the Croatian flag


                pic taken by Duško Sisarić                     Singer Marko Perković Thompson               IX. Bojna HOS-a "Rafael Vitez Boban"                      R.I.P. Mile Krajina
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(pic right) Mile Krajina (c. 1923 - 15 October 2014) was a noted gusle player from Croatia, who sang traditional folk songs. He was known for referring to current topics in his songs and for his performances within the scope of political rallies or commemorations, such as those for the Bleiburg tragedy. 


Kalvarija - Gora blagoslova i utjehe - Foto: Branko Bošnjak i Robert Matijanić

  

  

".... There are values that we live for. There were people that we will never forget. And there are dreams that we will never give up. Because this country was made, our Croatia, on the blood and suffering of this generation, victorious generation!" - Marko Perković Thompson
VUKOVAR NIKADA NEĆE BITI BYKOBAP!

 

The Homeland War is the war fought by the Croatian people in defence of the Croatian state against the aggression brought in 1990 by the joint Greater Serbian forces: Serbian extremists in Croatia, the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) (which was gradually transformed into the Serbian army), and Serbia and Montenegro.
After the Homeland war in the 90s Serbs immediately came back and try to destroy Croatia from within again. Voting for perversion, destruction of Croat culture and even trying to get their own elected as mayor in Vukovar! Serbia's Seselj could not wait after release to burn Croatia's flag.

One of many examples: Serb in Croatia smears paint over a hero's statue 
On cemetery wall in Dalmatia in cyrillic 'this is Serbia, we will kill Croats' 
Serbs living in Croatia singing about a bigger Serbia (stealing CROsoil)
The Serbian swine Seselj wants to go to Croatia, click here

Za barbarska ubojstva u Tovarniku još nitko nije odgovarao

Najljepša ljubavna fotografija iz Domovinskog rata
Valentinovo u Osijeku
Povratak "Gromova" iz operacije "Oluja" i susret Marijana i Ire Horvat.

  
2015 - Split is celebrating its day - Saint Domnius Day! 

The Day of Saint Domnius, Split's protector, takes place on the 7th May bringing together around 10 thousand pilgrims, believers and other friends of Split. The main celebration includes a procession that starts from St. Domnius cathedral, passing through Riva and finishing on Doctor Franjo Tuđman square, where a Mass is then held. Sudamja, a popular festival in honour of Saint Domnius, begins early in the morning and includes many events: from brass band concerts, klapas, the selling of traditional souvenirs, wooden butterflies and similar toys for children to wooden utensils for older people, a rowing contest in front of the waterfront and the well-known Tombula game. source: Central Dalmatia facebook

  
(left picture) Sinjska alka/ Alka Tournament - celebrating the Turkish defeat ~ every year, on the first Sunday in August, a tilting competition takes place in Sinj, a brilliantly costumed knights (alkari) competing according to tourney rules preserved over the centuries. click here for an awesome video!
(picture right) Moreska dance - one of the oldest traditional European dances portraying a Christian and National victory over the Moors

 
Historical paintings from the one of the foremost Croatian painters Oton Iveković


Street art - Croatia murals - honoring heroes





    

De natuur
Kroatië heeft vele eilanden en natuurlijke reservaten. De natuur zo wonderschoon dat zij als inspiratie dienden voor Cassiodorus, George Bernard Shaw en Dante. In harmonie met de mens zwemmen in de zee dolfijnen en vind je op het land ook wolven en beren. Opgenomen op de UNESCO Werelderfgoedlijst zijn natuurparken met prachtige watervallen en vele steden nog uit de tijd van de Romeinen.

Cultuur
Geroemd door de paus in 1519 als het bakermat van het Christendom in Europa vind je door heel Kroatië vele kerken. De bevolking dat voor meer dan 95% uit christenen bestaat is zeer traditioneel. Het enige volk dat hun wortels dankzij moed en geloof al 6500 jaar hebben behouden en daar trots op zijn. “Geef mij 10.000 Kroatische soldaten er ik verover de hele wereld”, waren de woorden van Napoleon. Kroatië heeft niet alleen moeder Teresa beïnvloed, maar heeft ook Nikola Tesla in haar schoolbanken gehad. Elke stad vertelt een verhaal en het kan zelfs zo zijn dat je een traditionele bard tegenkomt die dit voor je zingt, voordat hij een andere stad aandoet.

Avontuurlijk
Als je een sportieve vakantie zoekt is Kroatië, het geboorteland van de ontdekkingsreiziger Marco Polo een uitstekende keus. Je kan er grotduiken, parasailen, mountainbiken, kajakken, skiën, kiteboarden, raften, paintballen, snorkelen en bergbeklimmen. En wil je even uitrusten kan je heerlijk zonnebaden onder een palmboom en genieten van de lokale gastronomische hoogstandjes.

Pic Galery: I did not take these pictures myself, and where copyright is known, names are added

  

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