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Mogren

One day a sailor was shipwrecked on the beach.  He was the only survivor from a Spanish galley sunk by the pirates.The sailor’s name was Mogren.There, on the beach, he built a church of St. Anthony of Padua, as a sign of gratitude. On June 13, St. Anthony’s feast day, a Mass was regularly celebrated in the church, attended by people from Budva who would come by boat. Since the church was rather small, the mass was held on the beach.  Even today, some people from Budva follow this old custom and do not go bathing in the sea before June 13.  Today, only remains of the church have survived, and the beach bears the sailor’s name - Mogren.

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