A man was born!

A man was born!

In the middle of the war, on November 4th 1942, Križan Perkov Jurlin (1915 – 1944) and Štefi ( Jurić) ( 1920- 1997) welcomed their first child and son, Stipe Perkov, Jurlin’s grandson. Furthermore, he would be the one who would take care and restore many amenities of the Estate of Jurlinovi dvori, following his grandfather’s footsteps. When finally a male child was born in the Jurlin family after two granddaughters, the daughter of Jurlin’s son Martin, Jurlija was extremely happy so he exclaimed: Lord is praised, a man was born! Grandson Stipe finished 4 grades of elementary school in his birthplace Primošten Burnji; when he was 11, in 1953, he went to the Dominican seminary in Bol and then to Kotor and Zadar. He attended his novitiate between 1960 and 1961 with the Franciscan order in Košljun (island of Krk) and high school in Pazin. He served the obligatory military service in Valjevo (1962 – 1964); he studied theology at the Central High School in Split (1964 – 1969). Thanks to the recommendation of bishop Arnerić, he received a scholarship from the Austrian publishing house Herded. He was also ordained by bishop Arnerić in 1968 and the bishop named father Stipe the pastor of Primošten Stanovi. Later, in 1976, the bishop appointed father Stipe the pastor of the newly founded parish of Saint Jerome in Primošten Stanovi. That seems to had been an act of God for the ruined estate because subsequently a parochial office was opened, Jurlin’s bedroom was renovated and made into a semi-public chapel and a pastor moved into the court. Providence also wanted that the old parish of Prhovo (1298 – 1485) gets renovated as a result of work of bishop Arnerić and father Stipe Perkov. With this act the abandoned medieval parish of Prhovo and the Jurlin family were finally given some satisfaction. This act also initiated the restoration of the Estate of Jurlinovi dvori.
Father Stipe developed diverse activities there: pastoral, cultural and tourist. He stayed as a pastor at the court until 1987 when the new bishop of Šibenik, Tamarut, transferred him to Šibenik, but he never severed the connection to his birth place – Dvori. He moved back permanently in 2013, when bishop Ivas appointed him the trustee for media and culture of the Šibenik diocese. Alongside this he takes care of all the amenities at the estate of Jurlinovi dvori. Thanks to him, Dvori became a worldwide known brand.