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 Trinity in Vilnius into the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in 2004. Since then, this Shrine has been open to the public to go in to and take some time to pray or attend Mass.
Our pilgrimage group will also visit this holy Shrine of Divine Mercy where we will attend a special Mass. We will have some time after Mass for personal prayer in front of the original Image of Divine Mercy. We must never forget that Jesus referred to this Image as a “Vessel of Graces” to which people could constantly come to for graces for the hardships of their everyday lives.
While we are on pilgrimage to come to know and understand our faith in God’s Mercy, it is wonderful to have the opportunity to attend Mass in the Shrine of Divine Mercy where the original Image of Divine Mercy is now displayed for the world. Every year everyone is always thoroughly moved and inspired by this Shrine and the holiness of the Image of Divine Mercy.