The Museum of the Village of Pious Women in Šilavotas

 

Contacts

 

Vieta

11 Lašašos St, Naujasodis village,

Šilavotas Parish,

Prienai Distric Manucipality

davatkynas@prienumuziejus.lt

Business hours

 

Wed to Fri between 9.00 to 18.00
Sat, Sun between 10.00 to 16.00
Days off: Mon, Tue
If you wish to visit the museum at any other time, call +370 687 24394

 

For more than a hundred years, pious women lived in a solitary area. They played an important role in a rural community by taking care of villagers’ spiritual education, teaching writing and crafts and providing shelter to the unfortunate.

 

They didn’t create families but lived a humble life and prayed for everyone. Being under the aegis of pious women, each person suffering from an illness was wrapped by their exceptional kindness.

 

 

 In the village of pious women, there were seven dwelling houses, some of them were bigger, but the others were really small. Concentrated buildings formed a certain separate settlement.

 

 

The village of pious women and Šilavotas were connected by a pious women’s sculpture path. Devout women from the village used it to go to church every day. Nowadays, the path has become a symbol for Christian faith and a way to God’s home.

 

The museum is closed during the following holidays:

 

• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas