Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Lučelnica

The first mention of the chapel goes back to 1668, and according to the available data, a new chapel was built in 1704, and again in the 19th century. The wooden church from the 19th century was built in the traditional way. Today’s wooden chapel dates from 1935.

On the front is a shallow porch with a small bell tower. Inside the church there is a preserved small altar of folk Baroque style from 1749 with two statues (St. George and St. Florian) and an altar painting depicting the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The walls of the chapel feature the Way of the Cross, the work of contemporary painter and sculptor Mate Mihinica from the village of Obrezina in Turopolje region. There is also a statue of St. Michael surrounded by angels.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe into me Holy Spirit, That all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. 

Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.