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Mária-jelenés és ördögűzés
Marian apparitions and Exorcism

Author(s): Lehel Peti
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Rózsika Marián; Marian apparition; Szőkefalva (Seuca); Gypsy culture; multiculturalism

Summary/Abstract: A village from Romania, settled in a region where the infrastructural, economical possibilities are at a very low level, in the first years of the new millennium became an internationally known place for pilgrimage because of a blind Gypsy women's public visions about Virgin Mary. Szőkefalva (Seuca) is settled in a multiethnic and multicultural region along the Kis-Küküllő river. In the village we can find all the characteristics of this multicultural context: several ethnic groups and at least ten religious groups live here close to each other. This multicultural quality is accentuated by the ethnic origin of the seer and the cultural strategies that she follows: during the public visions she usually spoke Romanian in spite of the fact that she considered herself a Hungarian speaking Gypsy.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 49-59
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian