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Vilnius, Lithuania: Our Lady Gate of Dawn

 

About Our Lady Gate of Dawn:

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The sanctuary of Our Lady Gate of Dawn houses a miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, that dates from the 16th Century. This picture of Our Lady that was affixed to the inside of the city walls, is credited with saving the city from destruction.

Although religious services were stopped during the years of Soviet occupation, when the country gained it’s independence the church was re-opened. The sanctuary today is one of the country’s biggest attractions in the city for both Catholics and Orthodox alike.

Finding Our Lady Gate of Dawn:

Address: Aušros Vartų g. 12, Vilnius 01304, Lithuania

GPS coordinates: 54° 40′ 30.6732” N, 25° 17′ 22.7688” E

Tel: +370 (5) 212 3513

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