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Sacred Aglona Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 06/24/2011
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LAT: Aglonas bazilika ir viens no visiespaidigakajiem dievnamiem visa Baltija, turklat laužu nostastos tiek pieminets ne viens vien brinums.

ENG: Aglona Catholic Basilica is one of the most impressive churches in the Baltic States, and many legends are told about the miracles that have happened here.

LAT: Latvijas nozimigakais katolu garigais centrs un pasaules meroga svetvieta ir gleznainaa, ezeriem apvitaa Aglona Latgalee. Te ik gadu Jaunavas Marijas debesis uznemšanas dienaa 15. augustaa ierodas simtiem tukstošu svetcelnieku no visas Austrumeiropas.

Par Aglonu stasta ne vienu vien brinumu. Piemeram, kaads zemnieks Kristaps Mateisans no Spiku ciema pari Ciriša ezeram bija vedis uz Aglonu bernu kristit. Airejoties pari ezeram, sacelusies liela auka un vilni sakuši svaidit laivu, un zemnieks, valdidams to, nav pamanijis, ka berns iekritis ezera. Apjautis nelaimi, Kristaps sacis skala balsi piesaukt Aglonas Dievmati. Un taja paša bridi berns atradies krasta tuvuma - krastmala esošie cilveki to dzivu un veselu izvilkuši no ezera.

ENG: The most important Catholic spiritual centre in Latvia and the sacred site on a global scale is located in Aglona, a picturesque Latgalian town surrounded by lakes. Every year on the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary– on 15 August– hundreds of thousands of pilgrims arrive here from Eastern Europe.

A lot of miracle stories have been told about Aglona. For example, a peasant named Kristaps Mateisans from Spiki village was taking his child over the Lake of Cirulitis to Aglona to christen him. While rowing over the lake, a huge gale was rising and the waves tumbled and tossed the boat, but the peasant was navigating the boat and did not notice that his child fell into the lake. When he realised the disaster, Kristaps started to call out loud Our Lady of Aglona. And at the very moment the child turned up on the bank– the people standing there had pulled him out of the lake safe and sound.

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