Brothers of Merciful Jesus

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Pilgrimage |

Brothers of Merciful Jesus On our pilgrimage, we will visit with the Brothers of Merciful Jesus. This congregation was founded because Jesus asked St. Faustina to start a new congregation whose charism would be to pray for mercy and to tell the world about the unfathomable mercy of God. During the time we will spend with the Brothers, we will have some talks on Divine Mercy, confession and Mass. We will also have some time to meet and talk with...

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St. Casimir’s Catholic Church – Vilnius

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St. Casimir’s Catholic Church – Vilnius While we are on pilgrimage in Vilnius, you will have an afternoon off for shopping and wonder around the breathtakingly beautiful city of Vilnius. One of the places we strongly recommend you visit is St. Casimir’s Church in the heart of Vilnius. St. Casimir’s Catholic Church is over 400 years old and probably because of its size and proximity to the centre of Vilnius city centre, it has always...

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Fr. Sopocko’s House

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Fr. Sopocko’s House On our pilgrimage we will visit Blessed Fr. Sopocko’s house. This house has been renovated by the ‘Divine Mercy in Action’ foundation’ HUDT and  was converted to the the first convent for the Sisters of Merciful Jesus in Vilnius, a congregation asked for by Jesus and founded by Blessed Sopocko on Saint Faustina’s request. In the Diary of St. Faustina, she records that Jesus wanted a new...

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The Gate of Dawn – Vilnius

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The Gate of Dawn – Vilnius During the 16th Century, Vilnius had many enemies who were trying to invade their city. In order to protect themselves, they build a large wall around the city with nine gates. Each of the gates had religious icons and pictures for the purpose of asking God’s help for the protection of the city. The most dangerous point along this wall was the Gate of Dawn, which had a beautiful Image of the Mother of Mercy....

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Divine Mercy Shrine

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Divine Mercy Shrine The Shrine of Divine Mercy is a very special shrine in the centre of Vilnius because it displays the original Image of Divine Mercy. This special Image of Divine Mercy was painted by Eugene Kazimirowski under the direction of St. Faustina and Bl. Fr. Sopocko in Fr. Sopocko’s parish house in Vilnius. The Image was restored by an art expert in 2003. The Archbishop of Vilnius then re-consecrated the renovated church of the Holy...

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Mother of Mercy Image

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Pilgrimage |

Mother of Mercy Image The beautiful Image of the Mother of Mercy in Vilnius is one of the highlights of our pilgrimage to Vilnius. This famous and old image of the Mother of Mercy is one of the most popular religious shrines in Lithuania and every year thousands of Catholics come to visit the Shrine and to pray for their intentions. One of the reasons this image of the Mother of Mercy is so important to our pilgrimage is because this Image came...

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