Talented OAP Carves Stunning Christian Scenes On Hill

This 85-year-old man has spent the last three years carving these stunning Christian scenes from the Last Supper and Stations of the Cross into stone on a scenic hill.

The 155-ton statues have been erected on Brisnica Hill in the municipality of Posedarje in the western Croatian county of Zadar by Vinko Kajmak, 85, who is actually a carpenter by trade.

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Vinko Kajmak’s statue

Kajmak has reportedly spent the last three years carving scenes from the Last Supper and Stations of the Cross into stone on the hill.

He told local media: “We were 12 children living in poor conditions. Our mum was always crying because she had nothing to give us to eat.

“I told her I would build a staircase to the sky to ask God for food for all of us. I promised Him that I would return the favour when I grew up.”

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Vinko Kajmak’s statue

According to local media, Kajmak started the Stations of the Cross back in 1995, and began the other statues with helpers in 2016 before recently finishing the project.

Kajmak said: “One day, something made me want to build a house from wood. When I finished it, I wanted to construct a church.”

Reports said that he started work on the Stations of the Cross after spending a year building a small church.

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Vinko Kajmak

Before undertaking the religious projects, Kajmak claimed that he did not even know the Lord’s Prayer.

He added that local residents made donations that helped him to finish the project.


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Story By: Angjela TrajkovskaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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