The Great Route
On this path, you will discover all the places related to the life, pastoral activity, suffering and death of Blessed Teofilius Matulionis in Lithuania. Travelling around all these places will give you an even better insight into the personality of Blessed Teofilius, the beauty of Lithuania and the richness of its history.
The Path of Kaišiadorys region
Kaišiadorys region is rich in spiritual heritage and beauty. The personalities who left extraordinary traces in the history of Lithuania were born and lived, worked and prayed there. In Kaišiadorys, we can find especial stops for prayer and spiritual life. We invite you to travel this path – to see the beauty and richness of our homeland Lithuania and Christian life.
The Places of Respect and Piety of the Blessed Teofilius
When the Blessed T. Matulionis was still alive, he was considered a legend. The distinctiveness of the personality was recognized not only by friends but also by those who persecuted him. Even Soviet oppression could not erase the traces of Teofilius’s life – his life and suffering inspired many to fight for freedom. On this path, you will discover works of art, museums, institutions, expositions, and places that each peculiarly conveys the life of Blessed Teofilius.
The Path of Nation Suffering and Struggle
In the 20th century, Lithuania suffered two particularly brutal occupations and wars, which claimed many victims but did not suppress the desire for freedom. Blessed Teofilius and other fighters sacrificed their lives on the altar of Lithuanian freedom. On this path, we invite you to remember and visit the places of the suffering of freedom fighters of the Lithuanian nation, to find out how much has been suffered and given for our freedom.
The Path of the Blessed Teofilius Matulionis Spirituality
In the twentieth century, the activities of the Blessed T. Matulionis left a strong print in the spread of Christian faith and piety in Lithuania. Not only did he fight for the rights of the faithful; he was also a faith enhancer, founder of adoration of the St. Sacrament, he spread devotion to the Blessed One Jesus Heart, refreshed the temperance movement, etc. On this path, we invite you to visit places related to the spirituality and pastoral activity of the Blessed Teofilius.
THE PATH OF SALVATION OF THE DYING
In the rampage of the brutal genocide of the Jews, during the Nazi occupation, Bishop Teofilius Matulionis, in cooperation with Benedictine nuns, helped save the Jews. On this path, we invite you to visit Jewish heritage sites in the Kaišiadorys region, to meet more heroic personalities who contributed to the rescue of the Jews, to see where the Blessed Teofilius and the Benedictine sisters were hiding a little Jewish girl who later became a world-famous pianist.