Farár Alexander Šindelár vo funkcii starostu obce Piešťany

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    Autor: Stanislav Žlnay

    In: Notitiæ historiæ ecclesiasticæ

    ISSN: 1338-9572 (Print)

    ISSN: 2730-0153 (Online)

    Ročník: 12

    Číslo: 1

    Strany: 41-47

    Rok vydania: 2023

    Vydavateľ: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku

    Abstract: Very few Slovak communities or cities have in their history a Catholic priest as the head of their administration. One of those was the city of Piešťany, which during the years 1931 – 1938 had as mayor the local priest, Alexander Šindelár. Acting as the mayor of Piešťany, he had a significant contribution in building relationships between the community and spa. In the state archive there is an original copy of his first official mayoral speech. He built the road bridge across the river Vah, and paved streets and paths. For the needs of residents, he founded the new cemetery, which is still operating. Šindelár ended his political activity; he was a district president of Hlinka´s Slovak People´s Party. After the end of his tenure as mayor, he devoted himself solely to pastoral activities in his parish. Šindelár tragically died in his parish in November 1947, after blessing one of the missing bells from the First World War. He is buried in the cemetery not far away from his parish church.

    Keywords: church, parish coucil, Piešťany, political participation, priest, spa


    ŽLNAY, Stanislav. Farár Alexander Šindelár vo funkcii starostu obce Piešťany. In: Notitiæ historiæ ecclesiasticæ [online]. Ružomberok: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku, 2023, 12 (1), s. 41-47. ISSN 1338-9572 (Print). ISSN 2730-0153 (Online). Dostupné na internete: https://doi.org/10.54937/nhe.2023.12.1.41-47