Tytuvėnai church and monastery

Tytuvėnai church of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Queen of Angels and the Bernardine monastery complex is the largest and one of the most interesting sacral architecture complexes of the 17th – 18th centuries, characterized by a variety of architectural styles. Tytuvėnai church contains a miraculous painting of the Madonna and Child and there is a unique chapel of the Holy Stairs in the churchyard. The Madonna and Child painting famous for its graces was painted in the 1720s. It is the ornament of the whole church. The child is blessing with his right hand and the Virgin Mary’s right hand is directed at Him – the source of graces.

The monastery complex was finally formed in 1772 – 1780. A closed rectangular courtyard with arcaded galleries for Stations of the Cross was built next to the church. The church also has a relic of Pope John Paul II – a drop of blood placed in a special capsule.