LITHUANIAN SPECIAL: The Hill of Crosses: Not Only Holy Place, But Symbolized Struggle to Keep the Faith Alive When Was Under Communism
To be called a “hill” in Lithuania, it needs to be just a few feet tall, since the landscape, woods and meadows are flat as far as the eye can see. The location of the Hill of the Crosses is not far from the northern Lithuanian city of Siauliai. Someone traveling to Lithuania that wants to understand the country, cannot miss going to the Hill of Crosses.
And indeed “many people, many pilgrims, come here from all over the world, including from Poland, Spain, Italy, and even from Asia. They come here to experience the holiness of the place,” says Father Andrius