Figurative hives in the forest in Wieżyca.
May service in Lendy village.
May service of the “Emaus”
Interview with the relative of the cross builder in Białachowo
Interview with the builder of the shrine in Kmiecin
Interview with the relative of blessed Marta Wiecka in Łeba
Interview with the chairperson of Farmer’s Wives’ Association in Nowy Wiec
Danuta Stenka, one of the most famous Polish actresses, often refers to her Kashubian roots. In our film she talks about the shrines and reads the Gospel in the Kashubian language.
Father Janusz Rekowski, the rector of St. Nicholas parish in Czapielsk, looks after one of the oldest Kashubian shrines. The figure of Jesus Christ crowned a shrine in Czapielsk for 300 years. Now, it found its place near the altar in the church.
The Gospel as well as an old saying says that the one who sings, prays double. The best evidence is the local women from Prusewo who keep on singing the Rosary songs near shrines in May and October.
The shrine of Holy Mary the Queen of Poland in Stężyca is one of the most beautiful objects of this type in the region. It was funded in intention for miraculous life saving during the First World War. This story is told by Halina Kulwikowska – the village administrator of Stężyca and the member of family which looks after the figure for generations.
Józef Chełmowski is an artist, sculptor, painter, philosopher and an inventor. He is the most popular and well-known present, folk, Kashubian artist . In our film he talks about the shrines which he designed and made.
Zenon Kosater has sculpted figures for the shrines for many years. He talks about the people who order them and about his attitude to work while making new figures.
Czesław Birr from Mściszewice is one of the most well-known Kashubian sculptors and the author of over a hundred shrines of Kashubian landscape. We can find his sculptures on all continents. He thinks that the way Kashubian people take care of the roadside shrines shows their strong will for maintaining the Kashubian identity.
Each shrine has its own unique story which often stems from the previous centuries. The shrine from Sławoszyno is such an example and its story is told by Józef Roeske. Elżbieta Minge talks about the present-day.