Saturday, September 22, Meeting with Youth in Vilnius, Cathedral Sq. Sunday, September 23, Holy Mass in Kaunas, Confluence park.
The Vilnius Pilgrim app, available for iOS and Android, allows pilgrims and visitors of Vilnius to discover and explore the many religious sites found in this City of Mercy. (more…)
A team of documentarists travel through Europe and the United States uncovering the details of the story about the Original Image of Divine Mercy. In 1934, at the request of Jesus himself, St Faustina and her confessor, Blessed Michal Sopocko, began working with an artist to duplicate on a canvas her mystical vision of the Merciful Jesus.
Pope Francis will visit Lithuania on September 22 and 23. The two-day apostolic visit will take him to Vilnius and Kaunas. The Holy Father’s schedule includes a stop to pray at the former KGB headquarters in the center of Vilnius, the Baltic nation’s capital. For 50 years, the Soviets planned and carried out crimes in […] Read more
The EWTN broadcasted the Holy Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, 8 April 2018, celebrated by Archbishop Gintaras Grušas in the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Vilnius, where the original image of Divine Mercy is venerated. The video of the Holy Mass and a virtual pilgrimage in Vilnius guided by Archbishop Gintaras Grušas is here: Read more
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, At the center of the gospel this Divine Mercy Sunday we see the unfolding of the drama of the apostle Thomas: “Until I see, I will not believe” – says Thomas (cf. Jn 20,25). Within his stubborness is hidden more than just a hardness of heart. Incredibly, doubting Thomas […] Read more
Welcoming the invitation of the respective heads of state and bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Visit to the Baltic States from 22 to 25 September 2018, visiting the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania; Riga and Aglona in Latvia and Tallin in Estonia. Read more
On February 16, 2018, we will solemnly celebrate the Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania. The celebration by the Catholic Church in Lithuania of the Centennial of restored statehood will begin on Sunday, February 11, when Lithuania’s bishops together with the faithful perform an act of consecration of Lithuania to the Immaculate Heart of […] Read more
On the 11th of February of this year, at 12 o’clock noon in Trakai at the Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bishops of Lithuania will celebrate a solemn Holy Mass, during which Lithuania will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Patroness of Lithuania. What is the significance of […] Read more
Statement of Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, President of the Lithuanian Bishop’s Conference, regarding the decision by the European Court of Human Rights in the case Sekmadienis Ltd. v. Lithuania The decision of the Strasbourg Court opens the way for businesses to profit at the expense of the dignity of other members of society. Such advertising has […] Read more
Homily of His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher Cathedral of Saints Stanislaus and Ladislaus, Vilnius, Lithuania The Freedom Defenders’ Day of Lithuania, 13 January 2018 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I am very pleased to be able to celebrate the Eucharist with you today, when you commemorate those who died for you country’s freedom. In […] Read more
The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! (Numbers 6:22-26) The face of the Divine Child reveals to Mary the Heavenly Father‘s love, allowing her to feel secure in the hands of a […] Read more
By Hannah Brockhaus Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland. But what you might not know is that more than 450 miles […] Read more