St. Cross Church and Bonifrater Monastery

In 1635, when the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God arrived in Vilnius, the then bishop of Vilnius settled them placed them next to the Gothic Chapel of St. Cross. The Bonifrater brothers were the only order, which took care of sick people. Brothers of the order, without vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, which were given by all monks, the Bonifraters swore to take care of the sick.

However, this path was not suitable for everyone. Perhaps the brother Apollinary’s story illustrates that this path was suitable not for everyone. Learn more about the path illustrated by Brother Apollinary’s path by clicking this link.

Address: S. Daukanto sq. 1