The beatification ceremony of archbishop and martyr Teofilius Matulionis will be held in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius at 2 p.m. on 25 June 2017. We kindly invite groups to register and come not only from inside but from outside Lithuania, too.
On the eve of the beatification, Vilnius Cathedral will be open for prayer for the whole night. Sectors in the Cathedral Square will open at 10 a.m.; the event will begin at 12 a.m. The solemn Holy Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be conducted by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. After the Mass, the faithful will be allowed to pray personally, asking for favours, in front of the sarcophagus with Archbishop Teofilius’ relics until 11 p.m.
The bishops of Lithuania invite everyone to come to the beatification and join in prayer, giving thanks to God for Teofilius Matulionis, his life and works of love.