• One of the first apparitions of Mary in Europe in 1608.
  • The first miracles after the apparition – a centenarian who was able to see again, church property documents were rediscovered and lands of Catholics that had been lost during the Reformation period were regained.
  • Virgin Mary appeared crying with a Child on her hands and she said: “I am crying because my Son was worshipped here before, and now they plow and sow here.”
  • Mary’s message in Šiluva was to completely turn our lives towards her Son Jesus Christ.
  • It is the only known apparition when Mary was talking to a person of another faith (real historical figures were there, rector of Calvinist seminary Saliamonas Grocijus and Calvinist religion teacher Mikalojus Fiera).