Aukštelkė Church of St. Anthony of Padua

Around 1764 a wooden chapel was built in Aukštelkė estate. A brick chapel built under the order of A. Radavičius in 1885 belonged to the parish of Šiauliai and was served by the priests of Šiauliai. The chapel was destroyed in 1915, during World War I. Priest Vincentas Jarulaitis (1859 – 1939, buried in Aukštelkė) rebuilt the chapel in 1932. After World War II, people started calling the chapel church and it was renovated in 1967. The front facade of the church is decorated with angel sculptures. Angels often convey God’s messages to people.

The angel who appeared to the Virgin Mary had said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”