Vytautas Bieliauskas
BIELIAUSKAS Vytautas Juozas Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology (1943), Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1987), cultural and public figure, writing and publishing more than one book, having prepared and printed over 100 publications in Lithuanian, English, German and French, to this day actively fostering Lithuanianship abroad.

V. Bieliauskas played an exceptional role in the establishment and promotion of Aids in Germany. Recalling the beginning, says: ” We were not professionals ready for such press work. We did as we were able and as conditions allowed. And now we can only enjoy the fact that the sown seeds are alive and that “Aidai” is still in Lithuania. ”

Born in 1920 November 1 In the Marijampolė region, in the Višakio Rudos district in the Plačkų village, matured Suvalkija Plains. Having taken his knowledge at Rygiškės Jonas Gymnasium in Marijampolė, he was dedicated to studies at the Vilkaviškis Priesthood Seminary (1939-1940). The desire for knowledge and the desire to feel the world rhythm, encouraged the change of scientific institutions – entered Vytautas Magnus University, later continued studies at the University of Tübingen (1940-1943), successfully graduated from a Ph.D. From 1944 to 1948 he worked as an assistant at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Munich, teaching psychology.
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Kazimieras Bradūnas
Written by Virginia Aidaitė
(born 11 February 1917 in Kirkšos, Vilkaviškis district) – Lithuanian poet,

author of more than twenty poetry books, editor of the Aida Art and Culture magazine , the founder and associate professor of Earth anthology and literary arts . A.Nyka-Niliūnas, critic of the literature critic, discusses the poet’s writings: “K. Bradūnas is the only one of our younger, grown up and formed from purely Lithuanian soil and poetic traditions. The influence of foreign literature is almost invisible here. <…> He shows the calm, very real, traditional, blood-borne Suwalki’s connection with the environment and the earth. Poetry is a natural act for him as a farmer sows. In this field of agriculture and poetry, Bradūnas has achieved a lot and maybe the only phenomenon in our literature … besides K. Donelaitis. ”

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Jonas Grinius
Jonas Grinius (J. Miliuszis)
A famous critic, writer and playwright in Lithuanian literature.
J. Griney is known as a literary researcher, but he has written many articles on art, aesthetics and art history. The Lithuanian Academy of Catholic Sciences in Rome published his studies of literary criticism and literary history written in his exile and articles titled Face and Problems in Lithuanian Literature ; I – 1973; II – 1977. The two parts cover the period from K. Donelaitis to our days. Subsequently, the same publishing house published J. Grin’s second supplementary aesthetic fundamentals of Beauty and Art , in 1982. (I released – 1938).

Literary critic Vincas Natkevičius named him “The author of the literary critic Vladas Kulbokus rightly revealed the essential features of a scientist: ” J. Grinius was a man of deep literary and artistic and philosophical education, as a Christian humanist, criticized in the literature, he was greatly concerned with the national problems of the nation, national culture, especially literature, but not a chauvinist, always an artist, a lovers of art, but not releasing the aesthetic demands of the eye, contrary to the “art of art” propaganda, constantly demanding creative progress, the ability to feel and highlight new forces . ”
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Paul Jurkus
PAUL YURKUS (A. Dziugėnas) (1916.VII.29 ?? – 2004.IV.9)
Writer, beletrist, editor, art critic, artist, actress of society and culture.

K. Bradūnas accurately describes the work of P. Jurkus: “Jurkus made his debut as a sympathetic imaginative person for Samogitian households in the first periodicals published in the periodicals. The village and churches of the remote province are the frames of those joyous and sad histories in which the meaningful life of the little people is flashing, with complete and equal characters, full of simplicity and warmth. In the later stages Jurkaus’s prose acquires realistic romantic – legendary characters. Jurkus is here looking for his native village, especially in the vicinity of Vilnius, or in the distant past, the spirit of the epoch with colorful posts and bumps. <…> In terms of style, form and poetic imagery, Jurkaus’s prose and poetry, while avoiding innovations and literary experiments, remain a representative of the classical traditional expression.”

P. Jurkus was born in 1916. July 29 the most beautiful place in Samogitia – in Samogitian Kalvarija, Alsėdai District, Telšiai County. Life did not bother since childhood. Earlier, he lost his father, and Povilas Jurkus was a pleasant, good-tempered Samogitian, famous as a great forge, mechanic. Unfortunately, in 1920 Cheetah in Lithuania was thrown away earlier by Anapilin. The family left for four years, Paul and his elder brother. Mrs. Jurkaus’ mother, Ona Kinčiūtė, is a simple and sincere woman who, having learned to read and famous for her funny stories, was born in Mosėdis. Here he got acquainted with Vaižgentas, who included her in the secret distribution of books. Later, Mrs. Jurkus will learn from her mother a lot of interesting details about the heroic book-keeping activities of the press-insurance period.

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Antanas Vaičiulaitis
Nickname: Aug.Raginis.
– one of the most prominent Lithuanian writers, literary critic, translator and editor of the 20th century. His literary talent was formed and spread out in the interwar period in Lithuania. He was already famous for being a great novelist, a narrator of travel impressions, and a lyrical novel Valentina (1936) is still considered to be one of the most beautiful Lithuanian love novels. According to the literary critic A.Nykas-Niliūnas, “A.Vaičiulaitis is a conscious stylist, a virtuoso of grammar, and in the present-day Lithuanian prose, an unrivaled conductor of the orchestra”.

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Juozas Girnius
JUOZAS Girne (J.Alaušius) (1915-1994)

Juozas Girnius – one of the most famous Lithuanian philosophers, cultural and public figure. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal (1951), was a member of the International Academy of Free Literature (1963) and the Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Sciences (1964), correspondent of the Baltika Research Institute (1965).

Studying at global universities, Freiburg listened to lectures by the famous existentialist Martin Heidegger and after having been in German contact with him after being in Boston, at the very center of the American academic life, J. Girnius, however, abandoned the career of a scientist and dedicated his entire life to fostering Lithuanianship and preservation of the national identity in a foreign in the region In the emigration, he gave a lot of work to collaborate in the Lithuanian press: he edited the Lithuanian Encyclopedia , became a member of the Literary Bows editorial board. Particular attention has been paid to the cultural magazine Aida – since 1946. He collaborated in Germany while in America he edited it from 1964 to 1980.

Literary critic Vladas Kulbokas described the main features of J. Girnius’ activity: the illumination of the relationship between beauty and truth, the emergence of the landed generation, resistance to the cultural decline, the insight of exile and occupied Lithuanian literature, and the Aid Critic Division he gave … <…> the most outstanding philosopher’s tribute to fiction.

Juozas Girnius was born in 1915. May 23 Sudeikiai (Utena Region). He began to read and write early, was very excited. 1926 Sudeikiai graduated from elementary school in 1928. He entered the 5th grade of Utena Gymnasium. This gymnasium was run by the Society of Attorneys. At the age of 13, J. Girnius became involved with the ideology of the future, which determined his worldview. After graduating from gymnasium, in 1932 He entered the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy of Vytautas Magnus University (Vytautas Magnus University). He chose philosophy as the main subject of studies. She was proudly attending lectures and engaging in student social life. Studying participated in the work of the Lithuanian Youth Workers’ Union and the Futurists. 1935 organized the religious union of the Futurists in 1935-1936. was the secretary of the Union of Students at the Vytautas Magnus University.

J. Girnius spent much time studying, had a passion for reading. When they left home for holidays, they carried a book of books. His brother Fr. Kazimieras remembers how near to Alaušas lake, in idyllic nature rest, no one is disturbed, J. Girnius was immersed in the world of books. Vytautas Magnus University successfully completed 1936, perfectly defending the work of Martin Heidegger’s existentialist philosophy . He received a scholarship for two more years in Philosophy studies at Belgian Louvain, Freiburg University in Germany and the Sorbonne Universities in France. Studying abroad expanded his horizons and provided new experiences. Freiburg had the opportunity to listen to Heidegger’s lectures.

After returning to Lithuania, he was required to perform military service (1939-1940). Already then he began to write articles for the culture and literature magazineFireplace . Later worked as a librarian at Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Technology, a lecturer at the Kaunas Institute of the Blind.

1941-1944 He taught philosophy at VMU Faculty of Philosophy, read the course of existentialism, psychology and general methodology of scientific work. J. Girnius was not a traditional lecturer, he was not limited to a course at a university. Gentle students began to choose at his home where a private seminar by J. Girnius was held. Poet H. Nagys, a former zealous visitor and participant of this seminar, recalled those times, writing:It was talked about various issues, and about existential philosophy … Heidegger, K. Yaspers, also S. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche. Of all these talks, there were only so many pleasant memories that we felt a whole new spirit of time. <…> Girnius as a teacher was very interesting. His style of speech was heavy. As it is written, it is the language. The sentence is quite severe. I would say that he felt the influence of Heidegger on philosophy itself. Girnius could never slip over the surface, he did not look down at once. So he formulated the sentence that he would crash. <…> There was nothing superficial in Girnys’ lectures. Even when he spoke in the dark before German occupation, he spoke as a philosopher. It was all so loaded … <…> He had an endless discipline. If he talked about philosophy, he discussed

J. Girnius had a decisive influence on the formation of a new generation of poetry – he introduced existential philosophy into the life of Lithuanian intellectuals. His disseminated Christian existentialism influenced the students, future writers, especially landowners once. J. Girnius encouraged his students to existential thinking of being, analyzed the interaction between poetry and philosophy. He emphasized that without love, the world is indeed a world of death, in which death also loses its significance.

While living in Lithuania, J. Girnius celebrated mature articles and completed studies in the press. He collaborated with Zidin , part of the licensee’s work on Heidegger’s philosophy published in the Logos magazine (1936), his studioExistential Philosophy and Future Philosophy Concerns in 1939 was announced at the LKMA Congregation Works III. The most significant works of J. Girnius’ aesthetics and literary studies at that time: Poetry and Philosophy (1942); Concern for literary nationalism (1942).

When approaching the second Russian occupation, in 1944 J. Girnius, like many other intellectuals, along with his wife, Ona, left for the West. 1946-1949 taught at Nurtingen and Schwabisch Gmundas in Lithuanian gymnasiums, worked in the Lithuanian press. 1946 joined the ranks of Aida’s magazine .

J. Girnius published articles on essay and literature issues: Beauty and Truth ( Aidai, 1946, No. 11); The meaning of creative originality ( the year of exile , 1947); The Problem of the Lithuanian Character (1947) is a print from the Lights , a separate book. He called for the preservation of Lithuanians in exile: Independence can be lost and restored. But the dead nations will no longer condemn, and called for the preservation of our lives in Lithuania, because it is a common task for all of us, and together we are a concrete way of fighting for freedom . He made a special role here for writers and artists: the evangelical words about the called and the chosen ones apply not only to the evangelist God, but (and maybe even more so!) In the literary sense of the kingdom of muse. J. Girnius said that the artist must demand high art and intellectual works, and developed this idea in his further studies, which are already written in America.

1949 Franciscans moved to the United States, settled in Boston. 1951 For the work of the La methaphysic existentielle de Karl Jaspers (K. Jasper’s existentialist metaphysics ) he received a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal. The abstracts of this work, as articles, were published in Aydes and in 1953. release a separate book entitled Freedom and Being . A special historic event in the emigration was the release of the Lithuanian Encyclopedia in Boston, edited by J. Girnius from 1953 to 1969.

1961 he writes and releases the studioNation and national loyalty dedicated to the nation’s philosophy and national pedagogy in exile. Significant study Historical Christian Responsibility is published in Volume V of the LKM Academy’s Congress (1964). Here J. Girnius critically evaluates Christian conservatism.

In the collective publication Lithuanian Liberalism (1959), his work appears on Liberalism and Christianity . Together with the issue of Liberalism (1956) published in Aid , J. Girnius opened up wider possibilities for Catholic Catholics to more reliably look at the relations of liberalism and Catholicism. J. Girnius also wrote relevant and psychologically insightful studies: The Modern Literature (1955);National culture – The basis of the nation’s life (1956), on the issue of national nationality (1973).

A comprehensive overview The look of the universe in our exodus was published in the book Lithuanian Literature (1968). In this study, J. Girnius analyzed the possibilities of a developer in emigration. He wrote: Death is in the person itself, and therefore it is possible everywhere; I do not know if we will be able to return to our homeland. But there is no doubt that he will return to his homeland all that we have created for her. And above all, this is true of literary creation.

J. Girnius demanded from the writer high art works. Together with other intellectuals, he actively participated in developing a manifesto against the cultural downturn.

Persistent historical values ​​of Lithuanian cultural and literary life have an anthology called ” Earth” (1951), written by him in the introduction to poetry of the meaning of man on earth . This studio has been the cornerstone for the formation of a new intellectual literary consciousness. J. Girnius became the spiritual leader of the landlords. Subsequently, the landowners, together with J. Girniumi, will begin to publish a high-level intellectual magazine Literary Bows (1952).

The cooperation of J. Girnius (since 1946) and, later, the magazine Aidai , is especially valuable to Lithuanian culture.Editing (1964-1980). As he cared for national issues in exile, J. Girnius wrote not only philosophical, but also artistic, literary, political articles, relevant daily topic reviews, book reviews, and signed more than 10 nicknames, mostly by J. Alausius. He wrote on the pages of the magazine about Lithuanian and foreign prominent writers, philosophers A. Maceinas, S. Šalkauskas, J. Eretas, A. Paplauskas-Ramunas, J. Keliuitas, P. Kuraitis, O. Milašius, Jean Polis Sartras, Giuseppe Ungaretas, Martin Heidegger, Herbert Marc, Jacques Maritana, K. Yaspers and B. Russelline.

The editors’ bread was not easy and from a different point of view it was necessary to write a lot of letters and ask for articles, as well as to respond to various comments and dissatisfactions. J. Girnius’s letter, written in 1968. April 12 S. Santvar, describes this work as follows:”I knew and became more and more in order to make the editor’s bread. There is nothing harmful to glory, but criticism is all hurt. In the popular press, this is only the case for promotional delivery. However, the culture magazine is also obliged to critics in the name of truth itself. On the other hand, the critic’s word is his word, not just a story of a court. However, we often do not have the ability to look at criticism with this relativity. Instead of criticizing it as a matter of calm consideration, they are only resentful. Because of this, I think it’s so hard for us to grow up in criticism. Or she’s too soft, or she’s too hard.

That’s why I’m taking over the “Aids”. As much as I want to keep them open to business. Even in Boston itself, I am grateful that you and A. Gustaitis and V. Vizgirda are writing, albeit in the same way as “non-Catholics”. But I can not close “Aidas” either A. Nykai – Niliūnas. In fact, his word is cool as A. Jakštas or B. Sruoga, however, if he does not want to, he is the strongest critic of this time. <…> However, I do not describe the role of editor as a censor. What would be the case for a one-year press, if A. Jakštui or B. Sruogai would have been an obstacle to any editor?

Even in the first year of editing I learned what the editor would be like when I had a very hard review of my personal buddy / dr. V. The name / book. There was a question of conscience: to carry out an obligation or to invoke it in the name of friendship. I posted it as it was written, although I was at risk for friendship. Thank God, Dr. V. The names assigned the editor and the person.
<…> I do not sit in my office either with sympathy or antipathy. ”

In another, written in 1968, On May 7, in a letter to S. Santvari, the discussion ends:
“I tended to say that I wanted to be an editor and a familiar person. I can not take as a man all the editor’s “grenades” because I did not break them up, with each number they were not getting. It always remains an open question whether you did not miss, cut, etc. But I never see where I’ve already split up. I could joke: all the “faults” are visible, all the merits are hidden, but it’s just paper. ”

After a serious illness, J. Girnys had to abandon the tense work of the editor. He worked at the studio Juozas Brazaitis – a researcher whose part was printed at the LKMA Congregation Works; The studio Juozas Keliuotis and “Naujoji Romuva”
remained in the manuscript .
Literature critics are one of the most significant books by J. Girnius’ worksMan Without God (1964). In it, the philosopher analyzes the problem of faith and disbelief, revealing the inner drama of the human atheist. The author states that man is a God-witness in a certain way, even when he denies it. The manuscript of this book by J. Girnius in 1957 designated Echo scientific prize.

J. Girnius gave a lot of time and power to social political activities. He was an ideologue of the Lithuanian front fellow, from 1959 to 1964. worked on his board. 1955-1958 was a member of the U.S. LB Council. Participated in many congresses, congresses, scientific symposiums, lectured in major colonies of the USA and Canada.

A particularly significant area in which J. Girnius also left a striking footprint was his work as an aide. Since joining the gymnasium, he has worked purposefully in exile as a philosopher and propagator of the ideology of the future. J. Girnius from 1947 to 1951 and 1957-1963 was a member of the Federation of Athletes. He served as the Commander of the Federation of Athletes (1963-1967). 1966 The book Ideal and Time, which was published in the book , looked at contemporary futures and emigration. 1975 his detailed monograph on Prana Davidov appeared; edited 2 volumes of Stasys Šalkauskis Selected Writings .

The merits of J. Girnius were acknowledged and appreciated by various awards – the Ateistininkai Union of Artists S. Šalkauskis’ Creative Award (1968), Ohio LGD Award (1972), LKMA Prize (1975), US LB Cultural Award (1984).

J. Girnius died in 1994. September 13 Boston 1995 July 1 his remains were transported to Lithuania and found an eternal resting place in his father’s house in Sudeikiai.

The works of J.Girnius are published in Lithuania – Scripturesfour (1991-2002). He continued the tradition of S. Šalkauskis’ philosophy, the most important object of reflection in choosing culture. He argued that spiritual culture is the real single and integrative content of nationality. J. Girnius was concerned about the national cultural diversity of the world culture. Deeply concerned about the national character. After writing mature works about freedom, nation, Christianity and atheism, he formed and still forms Lithuanian thoughts and ideas not only in emigration, but also in Lithuania. According to A. Nykos-Niliūnas, beauty is achieved and realized only by the nature of openness and the cost of existential risk.

Leonard Andriekus
Monk Franciscan, priest, doctor of theology (1945), essayist, poet, longtime editor of aids, colleague.

“L. Andrius is a late sentimental in Lithuanian literature … As a poet, L. Andriekus has a rare gift of regeneration. With his first set he opened up as an Asian spirit, sunny, and at the same time a sad lyrical. The Asian tune brought a new voice to Lithuanian poetry, and we could guess that the author would nourish him in subsequent books. However, in a short time, from the Amber Mountains, his glance shook his native land of Samogitians “,- wrote the critic A.Vaičiulaitis. It is no coincidence that the poet’s long-lasting thoughts continued to flow to Samogitia, because here, in Barstyčiai, (Skuodas Rayon) in 1914, July 15 was born She was proudly attending Sedos Secondary School, Kretinga Franciscan Gymnasium. 1933 entered the Franciscan Order. ” I am happy that I saw the ancient Samogitia. In my remote home in Barstyčiai and its surroundings, this ancient life is alive and felt. When you walk on the paths of evil, you know at least that you are living on the holy ground. Although then I could not understand the mystery of all that land, but I clearly felt that all the people had been opened to the Lord “, – wrote in his book” Remember Me, Rūpintojėli “.

After choosing a monastic path, he studied at the Franciscan priesthood seminary (1937-1941) in Schwaze (Austria) and Milan (Italy). 1940 his dream will be fulfilled – he will be ordained a priest. Later, in an autobiography, he will say: “A priest, especially a monk, has a heavy duty to renew the world, to renew his people. I guess how much I will not be able to contribute to this ride. I am encouraged by the fact that the brothers of my idea, the Lithuanian Franciscans, will succeed in reviving the nation of St. Nicholas. Francis’ seraphic love, which is especially needed now for her. That love lifted me up for a lifetime, inspired by the strength, forgiveness, compassion and power of the day . ”

Later, L. Andriekus studied at St. At the University of Antanas in Rome (1941-1945), he went deep into the ecclesiastical law. He defended a doctorate here, gaining a doctorate in theology. 1946 The leadership was sent to America to assist the fraternal brothers to work pastoral pastoral work.

The duties of the priest demanded a sacrifice of attentiveness, infinite spiritual serenity. L. Andriekus was distinguished not only by these special qualities, but also by the deep sense of responsibility. He has thoroughly carried out all the duties entrusted to him: from 1958 (with breaks) was appointed as a senior in Brooklyn, NY, a Lithuanian Franciscan monastery; 1964-1969 Lithuanian Franciscan Provincial, St. Rector of Antanas gymnasium; 1973-1976 Kennebunkport Monastery, ME, Senior, 1973-1980 Franciscan Summers Kennebunkporte.

After arriving in America, the Franciscans tried to preserve the Lithuanian language, fostered the Lithuanian word, and expanded cultural activities. Paying special attention to the safety of the Lithuanian word In 1951 Brooklyn founded a printing house at the Monastery, and allowed the publication of newspapers and magazines. The first one was succeeded in reviving the magazine St. Francis Chapel Later, in this printing house will be released the Worker, the Future, the Warrior, the Freedom, the Homeland Security , as well as Aidai and other publications.

Describing the diligence and peace of mind, Father Leonard Andriekus was in charge of the press. In 1950, he edits the Franciscan edition of the Lithuanian Culture . Wrote in autobiography: “The conditions of the Franciscan laborers seemed very favorable and they were very tired, creating monasteries, taking over the administration of the parishes, letting newspapers, even preparing a gymnasium for Lithuanian children … My only written lesson was the Holy See of the religious magazine. Francis bell editing. “Indeed, from the writings he was initially entrusted to St. Editing Francis Varpel (1948-1952). This publication also printed his first poems, which he started to create in Rome, as he himself said, “the creative fire has already begun to emerge “.

But at St He is in charge of another post as editor of Francis Chaplain . Beginning in America, let the Aids go(1950-1992), he entered the editorial board from the very beginning. Following the Franciscans from the publication of the German magazine Aid (1950),

L. Andriekus becomes his technical editor, and later the editor of the literary section and the review department. He also took care of the annual Aid Science and Literature Awards. From 1950 to 1980, when the magazine Aida was published in America, its chief editors were A.Vaičiulaitis and J. Girnius. The latter has been severely ill since 1980. L. Andriekus becomes the Chief Editor. So from 1950 he will work for the benefit of Aid for more than 40 years and will carry out his duties from the first issue of the magazine to the last with special care, care and responsibility.

He not only was well versed in the financial status of the magazine, but also was one of the authors of the magazine, wrote a lot of letters and asked how he himself said – “lamented ” the articles and he was very successful. He was able to co-author, author interesting material for his magazine. ” While working in the editorial office, I used to write articles that required years or more. There were no honors from where to pay. Geting in vain articles or fine art works then seemed to be as natural as we lived in a resistance spirit – we fought against crying and oppression in our homeland “, wrote in an autobiography. When dealing with other magazine collaborators, I tried to select Aidhigh art level articles. Later, becoming a man editor, continued to foster the tradition of the magazine, paying more attention to his review part. Unfortunately, the pages of the original illiteracy magazine were decreasing, as the number of writers dropped too … The magazine was started to be increased by a number of pages. Subsequently, Aida was started to be released every second, and even later, every third month before 1991, when Aidas entered the New Fireplace allowed in Lithuania . The honorary editor of this magazine, L. Andriekus, survived until his death.

Truly devout and charitable work. Perhaps only the bright Franciscan spirit helped L. Andriek to work on this difficult and responsible work.

Lithuanian archives contain letters from L. Andriuskas, in which he cares about the high art level of the Aid Magazine, seeks to taste it tastefully, organizes the receipt of articles. In 1953, writing a letter to priest-poet Nikolai Vaitkus is grumbled because of the low number of readers.
From L. Andrieux January 27, 1953 Letter to M.Vaitka:

” A nice kanauninke,
These days I received your precious letter, as well as the translation of thoughts. <…> External thinking of monks also depends on thinking. And we’ve got it into it. <…> I was and still am deep in the affairs of the Aid. The logic of the magazine contributed to a sharp upsurge. Now, we are about to save ourselves and the future of Aid has become more real. The biggest obstacle to their flowering is the scant number of readers. We are tempted to popularize the magazine or adapt it to masses. But with that temptation we fight. It seems that the masses are supplied with the press – they need intelligence, damaged by American tricks. <…> “In

close communion with the longtime Aid man. editor, writer A. Vaičiulaitis discusses his financial situation, the deadlines for publication, intended for publication of articles.

From L. Andrieksus letter to Ambassador Vaičiulaitis of January 27, 1958:
“The January issue is already printing, we are late for many reasons. The main thing is that we are falling further here. The “worker” and the printing house can barely keep up with their income, as all Lithuanian publications are extremely low circulation and correspondingly low prices. And preparation of prints takes time and expenses as well as a lot of publications. Now workers’ salaries have risen, machines require constant repairs, contribute to all kinds of things and people at risk … They are no longer counting on them, or taking suspicions, when they take their jobs. With outsiders, contracts are always signed. They often suffer from their own publications. <…> Aistis and Vygantas have given materials for the February issue. The review section will comprise sections of Literature and Books, Arts, Science, Religion and Society from the material you have already sent. I used the summary of the Bernau, the pope’s speech, the geophysical year over the course of the month, and I myself wrote a public section about the youth article, which was reviewed and revised by the Cinderella. Only one Grigaityte was out of the books. Book reviews may be more in February. <…>”

Father L. Andriekus was awarded with extraordinary organizational skills, he appreciated each contributor with special consideration, with endless tact and attention. He was able to attract young creator forces to the magazine. Letters, written playwrights, writer K. Ostraus are honored and grateful for the articles and works that will be ready.

From L. Andriecus 1963 Letter to K.Ostraus:
” Cute Costa
I am glad that you are so careful about the article about Maironis. Aidai will be very grateful to you. We would definitely add that article to the January issue. February is dedicated to the Cultural Congress. It’s too far off. And we want to add your article to the book that is allowed on Maironis (this will be published and supplemented by the 10th issue of “Aides”). I’ll be happy to finish the job. Just do not send it to Brooklyn for the print shop manager. His name is Rv. F.Gedgaud. <…> ”

A lot later, you will ask for creative things.
From L. Andriekaus in 1979 January 22 Letter to K.Ostraus:
” Cute Costa
Based on the old saying – you ask – not beat enough – I want to ask if you do not have anything from your insanely creative work to Aid? Have a long time been with us. And we need such. Exhale, if you can, the longest life spell. The magazine. Happy Losers – Your LA ”

These are just fragments of several letters from which one can see how the Father L. Andriekus lived and” suffered “in Aida in a foreign land .
By reading the journal, he became acquainted with many art and culture people who eventually became magazine-like associates, co-authors and co-authors. He himself was looking for artistic souls and as close to him as people who understand art. Wrote in autobiography: “Soon (in 1950), when the Franciscans took over the Aides, the friendship with creative people was growing stronger and the desire to write grew. From the beginning I became Technical Editor of the Aid. I later edited some sections, and since 1980 spring to 1992 I was the chief editor at the beginning. During such a long time of communicating with writers and artists of various fields, I became enthusiastic and began to publish books. ”

Encouraged by the great writers A.Vaičiulaitis, J. Aistis, Bern. Bracelet himself develops and writes the first poems by the Holy Trinity. Francis Chapel. Inspiration has come from the world of art and culture. Not only he attended art exhibitions, classical music concerts, but also with the great talent of the organizer, he himself became the organizer of literary shows, exhibitions and concerts.

“Adam Galdikas’s lyrical work helped me a great deal when designing the poetic landscape of Lithuania from artists. I came from Lithuania in 1937. In the autumn, it is still spiritually immature in the nature of Lithuania. And in Galdik’s paintings, which he created here from old paintings and memories, I saw the beauty of the native land landscape. It was a great deal for poems where the place is devoted to nature. About twenty years of friendship with Adam Galdik, he constantly inspired his creative work to inspire lyric poems. There are also other artists V.Vizgirda, T.valius, VK Jonynas, P.Augius, V.Ignas. I have received a lot of aesthetic help. “- wrote in an autobiography. Since 1980 He is also the head of the A. Galdikas gallery at the Cultural Centerdirector. L. Andriekus was in close contact with the artists and painters. He received gifts of gifts, which ultimately inspired the need to cherish and accumulate beauty – to collect works of art. Father L. Andriekus began collecting paintings by Lithuanian artists and various works of art in Franciscan monasteries. His art collection has an invaluable value.

Inspired to go to his native land while traveling. “The nature of Samogitia is a true poetry shrine, in which it was poor and happy to survive in youth. When you look back, you see that everything was poetic and sacred. In such a mysterious reality, the soul began to open up to poetry with ease … “- wrote in the collection Remember Me, Rūpintojėlli .

L. Andriekus made his debut in 1955, releasing the collectionThe Open Sea (1955), Clear religious mood is even deeper and wider in the second prize of the LRD in the winner’s collection Sun Crossing (1960), which differs significantly not only in its form but also in the subject. The third set was Naktigonė (1963), later appeared under the Seals of God (1969), For the Summer Gates (1976), Remember Me, Rūpintojėli (1985). English language. spend on the market Amens in Amber (1968), Eternal Dream (1980). 1986 The Athletes’ Federation has announced a competition for religious poetry dedicated to the 600th anniversary of the baptism of Lithuania, won by L. Andriekus with a prize for the collection of poems (in the manuscript) Voices from the outside.In Lithuania, in 1992, his collection of poems comes out with a modest name. I only left the sky blue. The author of the book is ” This is my soul’s encyclopedia ” about this book .

Religious, patriotic motifs, lyrical landscapes of Lithuania predominate in the work. The poems are characterized by sincerity, intimate and transparent worldview, fullness of spiritual experiences, and the poetry is characterized by the fullness of tranquility and light Franciscan humility. Commenting on L. Andrieksus poetry, critic A.Vaičiulaitis wrote: “He has personalized religious poetry, passing on intimacy not as a distant, hard-to-understand abstraction, but as a concrete experience. Andrius’ poetry is dominated by other themes – motifs of the national, living environment and nature, but they all combine to a religious attitude and mood. ”

L. Andrieka’s personality attracted and attracted people as a magnet. Having entered the Lithuanian Writers’ Family, he is elected chairman. Ten years (1960-1970) is headed by the emigration of the Lithuanian Writers’ Society. It was not just an honorary title, it was a difficult organizational task that L. Andriekus, as well as other parts of his work, performed with diligence and diligence.

“I was born in Lithuania in the old church called Holy, in the shade of crosses and chapels. I had a Christian upbringing in the family, I soon joined the monastery, I was and still an active member of the monastery, I participated in a variety of Franciscan activities, for six years I did not lead my entire team in America – as a provincial governor and then as a monastery’s elder. Remaining from the time spent in office as a source of savings, writing, reading and creative work. And I see the meaning of life in the Christian-Catholic ideology. “- he wrote in his autobiography.

We are glad of the collapse of communism and the resurrection of Lithuania. “I also feel happy for me, seeing my free nation, liberated from slavery, and through a haplessly sunny future. I am especially pleased with the leading role of Lithuanian clergy in the now and in the era of oppression, the determination of the regenerated Franciscans and other monks to work for the welfare of the nation, the entry of young people into seminary, and the desire of the monasteries and all the people of Lithuania to reborn, to act, to sacrifice, to win …. ”

L. Andriekus visited Lithuania, which was so prolonged and dreamed. Thanks to him many valuable paintings by Lithuanian emigrants came back to Lithuania. The collection of art collections was donated to Vilnius University by its 400 pieces. L. Antriekus was guided by the principle that ” the ideal of the Franciscan monk would be to give everything to others, not to endure anything. ”

Died in 2003 May 19 USA Buried in New York, Brooklyn Cemetery.