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Litmanová becomes an official place of pilgrimage

THE VILLAGE of Litmanová near Stará Ľubovňa has been added to the official list of pilgrimage locations of the Holy Virgin. The main pilgrimage will take place every August, on the first Sunday after the first Friday in the month, at nearby Zvir mountain. Apart from this, regular pilgrimages will take place each month, Ľubomír Petrík of the Greek-Catholic Church in Prešov told SITA.

THE VILLAGE of Litmanová near Stará Ľubovňa has been added to the official list of pilgrimage locations of the Holy Virgin. The main pilgrimage will take place every August, on the first Sunday after the first Friday in the month, at nearby Zvir mountain. Apart from this, regular pilgrimages will take place each month, Ľubomír Petrík of the Greek-Catholic Church in Prešov told SITA.



A large number of believers from Slovakia and abroad have been making pilgrimages to Litmanová for the past 18 years.

The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to two young girls, Ivetka Korčáková and Katarína Česelková, at the hill on August 5, 1990. The girls then conveyed messages from Mary to gathered pilgrims. Repeat sightings occurred until 1995.

The decree adding Litmanová to the list of pilgrimage sites notes that the matter of whether the reported visions were real apparitions of the Virgin Mary remains the subject of examination.


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