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Skaistkalne Church

Skaistkalne Roman Catholic Church is an important centre of Catholic faith in Zemgale and Latvia; it is the second most popular site after Aglona for pilgrimage to Our Lady– in the past and in the present alike.

The icon of Our Miraculous Lady – the Protectress of Latvian Families – is found in the side altar of Skaistkalne shrine, people, especially newlyweds and families have prayed for generous mercy here, and their prayers have been answered.

Every year on the first Sunday of August the main “Kaņepenes” festivities are held in the church of Our Lady of Skaistkalne, when special prayers are dedicated to patients, married couples and all Latvian families, so that they would cherish the love for God and their next of kin, so that everybody would have strong faith, good health and that Christian values were priorities in life.

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