The Pointed Gate (Ostra brama) in Vilnius is home to a miraculous icon of the Mother of God.
This iconic image continues to be revered by devout Catholics, particularly in Poland and
Lithuania. The veneration of this image has deep roots in the region’s culture and is considered
to be a powerful symbol of faith and devotion. However, the reach and influence of this holy
image go beyond the borders of Lithuania and Poland. In fact, its spread across Russia is closely
tied to the division of Poland, which occurred in the late 18th century. Today, this iconic image
remains an integral part of Catholic tradition and continues to be viewed as a miraculous
symbol of hope, healing, and spiritual strength.
Commemoration day: December 26