Holy mass on 25th - 26th of July 2015
Feast of the Hill of crosses on 25th of July 2015
Saturday - Mass starts at 19.00 local time on the Hill of crosses. The bus will be waiting near the Cathedral. Adress Tilžės str. 186, Siauliai.
Pilgrims Hike on 26th of July 2015 (Sunday). Hike starts at 11.00 local time near the Šiauliai Cathedral. Read more about Holy Mass on 25th and 26 th of July
Visit popular place in Lithuania the Hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses has about 100 000 crosses. It is said that first crosses were erected here by the next-of-kin of the rebels that fell in the 1831 rebellion. The Hill of Crosses ia an historical architectural monument, it is a unique composition of folk art. The Hill of crosses atract's people with it's peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. The hill of crosses was visited by Pope John Paul II. Even more crosses appeared after the rebellion in 1863. At tht time the traditions of visiting and erecting crosses on the hill of crosses were being formed. The Hill of crosses became a place of vows in Lithuania. In the beginning of the 20th century, the hill was already quite well known. It was being visited by a lot of people, and services and feasts were taking place here. Now It has about 100 000 cross.
Pope John Paul II visiting Hill of Crosses
In 1993 it was visited by Pope John Paul II. The Hill of crosses in Lithuania has left a deap inpression on Pope John Paul II. Also by initiative of Pope was build Monastery close to the hill.