About the Shrine

Located in the heart of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, the Shrine of Divine Mercy attracts believers and nonbelievers from all over the city every day. Pilgrims from around the world are drawn here as well, desiring refreshment from the streams of grace coming from the Heart of Merciful Jesus.

In the eleven years since the Shrine opened, it has become a refuge for many wounded, strayed, and doubtful souls. Here, those rejected by the world find shelter; those cold in their faith, renewal. Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available all day long: Jesus waits for his children night and day.

In the center of the Shrine above the altar is the original painting of Merciful Jesus, popularly known as the Image of Divine Mercy, made by the artist Eugene Kazimierowski in 1934, which our Savior Himself desired St. Faustina to have painted as a sign to the world of His infinite mercy. He promised many graces for souls who will pray with trust in front of this image.

The Shrine is decorated with two sgraffitos made by Nijolė Vilutytė: the Holy Mother of Mercy of the Gates of Dawn and the prayer “Jesus, I trust in you” in eleven languages.

The history of the Shrine began in the 15th century when it was first built as a small Catholic church in the gothic style and was named Holy Trinity Church.

  • In the 18th century, the church survived two fires. 
  • In the 19th century, it was turned into an Orthodox church.
  • In 1920, it was returned to the Catholic Church.
  • From 1946 to 1947, St. Faustina’s confessor Fr. Michael Sopoćko worked in this church.
  • On Divine Mercy Sunday, 18 April 2004, under the care of Audrys Juozas Cardinal Bačkis, the church was restored, blessed, and given the title Shrine of Divine Mercy.

During the high holy days of the octave of Easter, the faithful who visit the Shrine may receive an indulgence. This week of grace is crowned with the principal celebration of the Shrine – The Feast of Divine Mercy.

Order of services:

Feasts of the Shrine

 

The Feast of Divine Mercy is the first Sunday after Easter.

The Week of Divine Mercy is celebrated from Easter Monday until the Feast of Divine Mercy.

Every Friday is a minor feast of the Shrine.

 

Holy Mass

 

In Lithuanian:
On Sundays: 12.00, 18.00, 20.00
On weekdays: 12.00, 20.00

In Polish:
On Sundays: 16.00
On weekdays: 16.00

 

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

 

24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Hour of Mercy

 

Every day 15.00

 

 

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

 

Every day 12.45, 15.00 (in Lithuanian), 15:40 (in Polish)

 

Rosary

 

Every day 11.30, 19.00

 

Vespers

 

On Sundays 19.30

 

Shrine is open

 

All day