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Church of Blessed Mary the Comforter and the Augustine Monastery



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The Augustines established themselves on this site in Vilnius Old Town after 1661. The monastery date from the late 18th century
In 1833-1842 the monastery housed the Vilnius Spiritual Academy. In 1859 it was converted into a Russian Orthodox Church of St. Andrew
In 1918 the church was returned to the Roman Catholics and renovated. After WWII the interior was destroyed during the installation of a ferroconcrete ceiling; the church was used as a warehouse in the Soviet time

All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2019

 
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