Ukraine, Grušas: called to be peacemakers!

One year after the Russian Federation’s aggression that provoked the war that is still ongoing in Ukraine, the President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, the Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas, renews his appeal to the international community to work to silence the weapons and stop this conflict. The … Daugiau

Greeting to Continental Assembly of the Synod in Prague

Your Eminences, Excellencies, delegates of the bishops’ conferences, distinguished guests, Welcome. We gather today in Prague for the Continental Assembly of the Synod on synodality. Pope Francis, in fact, wanted the preparation for the Synod to also pass through this intermediate stage, which would gather and synthesize what the Church … Daugiau

The homily of the Archbishop on Divine Mercy Sunday

My dear brother and sisters in Christ, the Gospel today begins with the apostles, having locked themselves in the room out of fear of the Jews. Jesus has just been murdered on the cross, ant they are imagining probably the worst-case scenarios, what might happen to them. They are full … Daugiau

Divine Mercy Week, 2021

„I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Divine Mercy“, – Jesus revealed to St. sister Faustina upon his first apparition. He has also repeated this request several more times. The first Sunday after the Easter finalizes the celebratory octave of Resurrection, implying the particularly close … Daugiau

Divine Mercy Summit 2020, Oct. 3-5

The online global Divine Mercy Summit 2020 event is looking to bring tens of thousands together for a first-time three-day event that anyone, anywhere, can attend. The Summit will take place on Oct. 3-5. One of the largest events anyone can attend at the beginning of October — and right from … Daugiau

Special Prayer for Laudato si’ Year

Loving God, Creator of Heaven, Earth, and all therein contained. Open our minds and touch our hearts, so that we can be part of Creation, your gift. Be present to those in need in these difficult times, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Help us to show creative solidarity as … Daugiau

Full Documentary AUDRYS on YouTube

„Audrys“ is a documentary about the cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis in modern day Lithuania. Full documentary AUDRYS with English subtitles – on Youtube.

Letter on the Month of May

Vatican News provides the full text of Pope Francis’ Letter on the Month of May, addressed to all the faithful throughout the world. Full text here. FIRST PRAYER O Mary, You shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of … Daugiau

CNA writes about the Image of the Divine Mercy

“The image of the Divine Mercy was exposed for the first time 85 years ago In Vilnius” – writes Andrea Gagliarducci. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is situated at the geographic center of Europe. The Gate of Dawn is one of the entrance doors of the city, where there is … Daugiau

Homily of Archbishop Grušas, Divine Mercy Sunday 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “Peace be with you!” These words of Jesus resonate in the hearts of the frightened disciples who are hiding behind closed doors afraid of persecution. We may not experience such direct persecution today, but many of us are in a very similar state: quarantined … Daugiau

The Homily of Archbishop Gintaras Grušas in Lublin

Today’s liturgical readings urge us to reflect on how God calls individuals and nations into service and relationship throughout salvation history.  In our first reading we have the story of the call of Elisha to leave his current life and follow the great prophet Elijah. A call that will eventually … Daugiau

Archbishop Grušas' Homily on Divine Mercy Sunday

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, hearing the words of today’s gospel: “when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews” (Jn 20:19) – we remember our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka and other places around the world where Christians are persecuted today, where to … Daugiau

On February 16, 2018 – the Centennial of the Restored State of Lithuania

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 … Daugiau

Merry Christmas from Vilnius!

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 … Daugiau

Video and photos for Media from Beatification

Beatification of Teofilius Matulionis in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 25   HD Quality videos of the Mass: (3’50 min); (2 minutes). It can be downloaded freely  and used for multimedia purposes without licence.   Text for videos: First Lithuanian Martyr of Soviet Regime Raised to the Altars Beatification of Teofilius Matulionis in Baltic capital … Daugiau