Priest Ignacas Štachas (born on October 9, 1797, in Varniai, died on October 28, 1854, in Šiauliai) is one of the sobriety promotion pioneers in Lithuania. It is believed that people who pray at the grave of priest I. Štachas, receive various graces. In the past, high school and university students visited here before the exams. Desperate people and sinners who wanted to return to the path of righteousness used to walk on their knees around the grave. The priest is buried in the Old Cemetery on the slope of St. John’s Hill. Other notable people are also buried in the cemetery. The case for the beatification of priest Ignacas Štachas was started in 2016.