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Lourdes of Švedriškė

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Lourdes, or Lourdes Grotto - a sacral building, usually built in St. On the basis of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in the Lourdes area of France.

A chapel pillar with a sculpture of John the Baptist and Jesus ("John Baptizes Jesus") was restored in Švedriškės between the lakes Užvytis and Užvintaitis, thanks to the pastor Alfredas Karišauskas. "Mary" is built in the stone niche of the fence. Chapel pillar made of natural branched oak, fenced. No wines, no ax, no saw was used. According to priest A. Karišauskas: “It is the most beautiful place in the world.” On August 18, 1991, the renewed Lourdes was consecrated.