‘Take the up the cross, and follow me.’
A pilgrimage through Lithuania occurred in early October 2022, beginning in Vilnius. A hike to the
Hill of the Three Crosses above the Old Town of Vilnius to the shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary
at the Gate of Dawn was completed at dawn, followed by a departure by train to Šiauliai. From the
Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul in Šiauliai to the Hill of Crosses, where over a quarter million
wooden crosses and other devotional items are placed by pilgrims from across the world, the
pilgrimage was completed on foot.