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Catholic Church In Nida (Sights)

This settlement of the Curonian Spit had never had a Catholic church before.
The believers of Nida, having a brotherly permission of the Lutherans, had been praying in the church given back to them and strenuously sought for construction of new church. Leaders of Franciskan Order appealed to the municipalities’ council concerning construction of spiritual and cultural center. The search of a place for the church held off for a long time. Finally, on May 4, 2000 Telsiai bishop A. Vaicius sanctified the Catholic church and foundations of the community’s house.

Official ceremony of the church opening took place on June 14, 2003.

The church with a cany roof designed by Nidiskiai architects Ricardas Kristapavicius and Algimantas Zavisa became a pronounced accent of new architecture.

White pinnacle of the church with the cross is visible from all sides of Nida.

Silence of the settlement is scythed from time to time by the beats of one and a half ton bell, which was founded in Poland for the assets of Nida’s Municipality. The bell’s beats overspread from the roof of the church. The bell has Neringa’s blazon and the following words on it: „Ring, the sounding bell, among the marine dunes, invite and comfort the people of Neringa, let the grace of the Lord, our God, be with us: make the works of our hands successful, bless out toil (Psalm 90, 17).“
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