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Doors of Mercy: Lithuania

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Vilnius

The first Catholic church on the site of today’s cathedral was built by the Great Duke Mindaugas after his baptism in 1251. Then after a pagan insurrection, resulting in the destruction of the cathedral, a second Christianization of Lithuania took place, King Jogaila built a new Gothic church on...
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Kaunas

Kaunas is the second largest city of Lithuania. Kaunas Cathedral Basilica of the Apostles St. Peter and Paul is one of Lithuania’s oldest and largest sanctuaries. Also it is the country’s only gothic church of basilica form. The building‘s monumental and rather severe appearance is the result of a...
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Vilnius

It is one of the symbol of Vilnius. A gate was one of the first five Vilnius gates erected together with the city wall. The name “Aušros” (“of the dawn”) accompanied the spread of the cult of the Mother of God, and is probably associated with image of Mary as the “dawn star”. The painting of the...
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Šiluva

From the oldest of times to the present, a steady stream of pilgrims has been flowing to Šiluva. The feast of the Nativity (or “Birth”) of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated here for nearly 500 years, each time drawing many thousands of pilgrims from all of Lithuania and beyond. Pious...
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Vilnius

The first church on this site was dedicated to the Holy Trinity and probably dated to the 16th-17th centuries. A hospital was built nearby. In the 18th century the church was rebuilt. It received a new chancel, two towers and its gothic apse was replaced by a new portal. In 1821 the imperial...