News about the papal visit

Pope Francis is visiting Lithuania on September 22nd-23rd.  All news about the ongoing papal visit can be followed at Photographs can be found here. All speeches delivered by the pope are available here.  

Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Lithuania

Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to  (22-23 September 2018) The programme of the Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was published on 5 July; the following is the updated programme: Saturday 22 September 2018 ROME-VILNIUS 07:30 Departure by air from Rome/Fiumicino for Vilnius 11:30 Arrival at … Daugiau

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think

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 … Daugiau

Rev. Darius Trijonis named Vilnius Auxiliary

The Holy Father has appointed as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Vilnius, Lithuania, the Rev. Darius Trijonis of the clergy of the diocese of Telšiai, currently parish administrator of the Cathedral of Telšiai, assigning him the titular see of Fissiana. The Rev. Darius Trijonis was born in Telšiai, episcopal … Daugiau

Homily of Angelo Card. Amato, SDB at the Beatification of Teofilius Matulionis

Blessed Teofilius Matulionis (1873-1962) Homily Angelo Card. Amato, SDB 1. Martirium propter aerumnas carceris. Death due to the hardships of imprisonment, such was the martyrdom of Blessed Teofilius Matulionis, Archbishop of Kaišiadorys.[1] The long and painful periods he spent in prisons, in concentration camps, in forced domicile, little by little … Daugiau

Archbishop to become Lithuania’s first beatified Soviet-era martyr

A Lithuanian archbishop who was murdered with a lethal injection after 16 years in prisons and labor camps was to become the first Catholic martyr from the country’s communist era to be declared blessed. The beatification ceremony for Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, who died in 1962, was planned for June 25 … Daugiau

The Venerable Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis (1873–1962)

In 2016, Pope Francis decided to beatify the martyr Servant of God Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, who will thus become the second Beatified of Lithuanian descent, as well as a model to Christians all around the world, recognized by the Catholic Church. He is a person whose strength of character, unwavering … Daugiau

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas' Divine Mercy Sunday Homily

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s first reading we see a joyful, open and vibrant community of apostles.  In these early years of the Church, what did the Church look like to those who witnessed this new phenomenon?  In our first reading we heard that “Awe came upon … Daugiau

The Week of Divine Mercy, 2017

This year Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 23, 2017. We kindly invite you to participate in the Way of Light on April 22, 9 PM. Traditionally the night before Divine Mercy Sunday the Christian denominations are doing the pilgrimage – walking the way of light from the Gate … Daugiau

Lithuanian archbishop says citizens tense over Russian buildup

Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said citizens are anxious about military threats from neighboring Russia but said support from Europe and the United States helped calm those fears. The U.S.-born archbishop, president of the Lithuanian bishops’ conference, told Catholic News Service, “The old Soviet empire mentality is still alive, and there … Daugiau

Experience World Youth Day in Lithuania

World Youth Day participants from the United States and Italy are coming to Vilnius to make a pilgrimage on the Way of Mercy on Thursday, 21 July 2016. All are invited to join them, beginning with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the House of St. Faustina: 8.30 in Italian, 9.30 … Daugiau