The City of Heaven. The Legacy of Vilnius Monasteries in the Church Heritage Museum

Compiler and author of the text: Dalia Vasiliūnienė
Authors of historical essays: Dalia Vasiliūnienė, Liudas Jovaiša, Martynas Jakulis
Scientific editor: Liudas Jovaiša
Editor: Rita Markulienė, Angelė Rukšėnienė
Translator: Aušra Simanavičiūtė
Designer: Gedas Čiuželis
Sponsors: Archdiocese of Vilnius, Archdiocese of Cologne The release of the book was sponsored by the "Church Heritage Museum Support Fund".

The City of Heaven. The Legacy of Vilnius Monasteries in the Church Heritage Museum. Compiler and author of the texts Dalia Vasiliūnienė. Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2020, 353 p.

The catalogue presents the history and valuable artworks from 17 Vilnius monasteries: from the very first Franciscans and Dominicans who settled here in the 14th century to the Sisters of Charity who came to the capital in mid-18th century. The legacy of some convents, including the Basilians, the Sisters of Visitation and the Canons Regular of Penance, is not as well-preserved and is only illustrated by individual items, while the history of the Benedictines, Bernardines and Jesuits is attested to by dozens of exhibits. 

The catalogue is published in Lithuanian with a short historical outline in English.





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