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LITHUANIA - LIETUVA

Pope Saint John Paul II was a pilgrim to Lithuania in 1993. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Lithuania in the early 1600s in Šiluva.

Here below are responses to Totus2us podcasts given by Lithuanians
- labai ačiū jums visiems       ♥

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Alma       

"I have lived my life, all my life with prayer, and God and Mary have really helped a lot."

Donata      

"For me, Mary was a woman who sacrificed, who was innocent, who was dedicated to her son."

Elena             in Lithuanian 

"Before coming, I really had a lot of struggles and I felt sad. For me it was very hard to understand how to be joyful - I didn't have joy in my heart. During World Youth Day Madrid 2011, I heard the passages from the letters of St Paul, writing about the joy while he was in prison. And for me it was a very, very important message and I really experienced a great joy with millions of people from all over the world."

Mykolas       

"I visit all the time the church to pray to Jesus and Mary. It's just joy and love it, to Mary and Jesus. Mary, in my language Maria, is very important in my place in Lithuania. Everybody prays and have very love for her. It's a blessing."

Mykolas gives his something about Mary in English & Lithuanian.

Viktorija     

Viktorija's choice for Word on the Street is Isaiah 41, 13: For I am the Lord your God, who grasped your right hand. It is I who say to you, "Fear not. I will help you."

"This scripture is very powerful for me personally. When you go through difficult circumstances in life and you open your Bible and you read the scripture and you know that the Lord your God is with you, you know that he will never leave you or forsake you. It is encouraging for me to know it personally, it's like a father saying to you, 'Don't be afraid, I am with you, I will help you.'"

The Hill of Crosses

Jill, from the USA, was a pilgrim here       

"The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania started out as a place with only a few crosses put there by Christians in Lithuania and then Russians came in and knocked all the crosses down. Then people replaced them and the Russians came back, and the people replaced them and finally the Russians gave up. To go there now and see every square inch covered with crosses, on an area about the size of a football field, is an objective testimony to love of God and the strength that God gives people under incredible circumstances."

If you'd like to give your something about Mary,
please do get in touch with the Totus2us team

- as well as hopefully bringing you joy,
you'd be really helping Totus2us   ♥

Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt.
Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria. - St Louis de Montfort

Saint John Paul II took his motto Totus Tuus from this quote.

"I am totally yours and all that I have is yours.
I accept you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.”