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How Lenten cribs give strength in the face of violence experienced every day – 12th special exhibition in the Bibelwelt, press release Bibelwelt. Experience being human. Understanding Humanity.
Salzburg, 9.4.22

How Lenten Nativities Give Strength in the Face of Violence Experienced Everyday – 12th Special Exhibition at Bibelwelt, Plainstraße 42A, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Press release Bible World. Experience being human. Understanding Humanity, Salzburg, 9.4.22

THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS – How Lenten cribs give strength in the face of violence experienced every day

Terrifying images of mourners in the midst of rubble and depictions of the Passion of Jesus of Nazareth. Are Lenten cribs a provocation that could also be healing?

Nativity scenes from Palm Sunday to Ascension Day are less common in our local areas. The depictions of the so-called “serious crib” are disturbing in a supposedly safe world, which is just shaken by images of warlike destruction in close proximity.

The situation is quite different in areas of the world where violence is a daily occurrence, such as in Latin America and elsewhere. In these countries with painful experiences of oppression and lawlessness, the depictions of the Passion of Christ strike at the very core of the human condition. In showing vulnerability, however, expressive images of power are also formed, which seek a meaning beyond death in the suffering and risen Jesus.

Whether the “Holy Week” gives us strength when it reminds us of suffering, torture and death and leads us to Easter morning?

Life power through the denunciation of unjust conditions in the garb of the passion story of Jesus – this is what the Lenten nativity scenes shown in the Bibelwelt zu Salzburg can convey. They can open our eyes to the fact that freedom and peace are a high good worth protecting.

Lenten cribs are available until 6/6/22 at Bible World, Plainstr. 42 A, 5020 Salzburg can be visited during regular opening hours: Mon, Thu-Sat, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun and holidays 11:00 am-6:00 pm, last admission 5:00 pm; Dec 31, 10:00 am-1:00 pm; closed on Easter and Pentecost Sundays; partial opening on Good Friday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

In cooperation with the collection Richard SedlacekMurnau and private lenders, supported by Katholisches Bildungswerk Salzburg – St. Elisabeth, the sponsors*and the Bible Department of the Pastoral Office of the Archdiocese of Salzburg.

Caption 1: “I lie in your hand”, Peru, painted clay, loaned by Rina Gurtner Photo:Bibelwelt / Rudi Walt

Caption 2: Pieta – The dead Jesus in his mother’s womb, by Sabino Tupa, Cusco Peru, Sedlacek Collection.

Photo credit: Bible World

Infoline and further photo material:

– Dir. Dr. Eduard Baumann, Bibelwelt, Plainstraße 42A, 5020 Salzburg, +43 676 8746-7085, bibelwelt.at@gmail.com www.bibelwelt.at

The Bible World in the Church of St. Elisabeth Salzburg is a private museum with supra-regional significance and sees itself as a house of experience in which biblical stories can be experienced first-hand on 700 m². It is supported by the ecumenically run association “Bibelwelt” with the support of the parish of St. Elisabeth and the Pastoral Office of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The association “Bibelwelt” (ZVR number: 547155927) aims with means of biblically related art (focus on modern art) to 1. To promote interest in the Old and New Testaments with special attention to a holistic experiential approach, 2.to awaken and deepen personal experiences of faith, 3.to provide an encounter with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the context of modernity, and 4.to promote mutual respect and understanding of these three monotheistic religions. The Bibelwelt-Verein is exclusively a non-profit organization and its activities are not aimed at making a profit. Donations are tax deductible: In Austria (MP-11621): Erste Bank Österreich | IBAN AT35 2011 1845 2070 4900 | BIC GIBAATWWXXX, made out to “Bibelwelt”. In Germany: Deutsche Skatbank | IBAN DE31 8306 5408 0004 1538 04 | BIC GENO DEF1 SLR, made out to: “Deutscher Förderverein der Bibelwelt in Salzburg e.V.”.

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