Kaunas St. Francis Xavier Church and Jesuit Monastery (Survived, k.k.v.r. 22365) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 7, 8, 9
Architecture type: Professional
Styles: Baroque
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Separate building, Architecture, Religious buildings, Church
Images: 0
Publications: 0
Consist of 5 object(s)
Tags: Church of St. Francis Xavier in Kaunas, Jesuith gymnasium in Kaunas, Kaunas Old Town architecture, Town Hall Square in Kaunas, Vienuolynai
: Church of St. Francis Xavier in Kaunas, Kaunas old town

Jesuits first settled in Vilnius in 1569 and from the third decade of the 17th century Jesuits sought to settle in Kaunas ‒ another strategically important town of the Lithuanian Grand Duchy. Jesuits arrived in Kaunas in 1642 and settled in the stone house of brothers Albert, Casimir and Peter Wijuk Kojalowicz (Albertas, Kazimieras and Petras Vijūkas-Kojalavičius). By 1649, 10 Jesuits had already established themselves in Kaunas and in the same year a four-year school was established at the monastery. In 1653 the school was transformed into a college, in which the study programme prepared after St. Ignatius of Loyola (Ratio et institutio studiorum) was followed. In the second half of the 18th century the French language and astronomy were introduced at the college, and history and geography were taught as separate subjects.

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Archaeological research of St. Francis Xavier Church in Kaunas (Survived, k.k.v.r. 22365) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 7, 8, 9
During the installation of underfloor heating in the church in 1991, archaeological research was conducted as well. The research indicated that the remains of the previous buildings were adapted for the church. Earlier there had been two stone buildings in this location and judging from the remaining...
Architecture type: Professional
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Urban structures, Block/Neighbourhood, Site, Architecture, Religious buildings
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 0
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Jesuit monastery in Kaunas (Survived, k.k.v.r. 22367) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 7
In 1642 Jesuit province superior Fabricius sent the first Jesuits to Kaunas: Adomas Sabaliauskas from Kražiai college, Jurgis Grenbergas, and brothers Albert, Casimir and Peter Wijuk Kojalowicz (Albertas, Kazimieras and Petras Vijūkas-Kojalavičius). Since the architectural research of the current monastery...
Architecture type: Professional
Year: 1761 - 1768
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Architecture, Complex object, Monastery
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 4
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Kaunas St. Francis Xavier Church (Survived, k.k.v.r. 22366) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 8
In the 17th century Jesuits prayed at various Kaunas churches (mostly St. Nicolas Benedictine and parish churches) and temporary chapels. The construction of Kaunas St. Francis Xavier church started in 1666 and continued until the 18th century. The construction work was disrupted by the Russian occupation...
Architecture type: Professional
Year: 1642 - 1762
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Architecture, Separate building, Church, Religious buildings
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 4
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Block Jesuit monastery in Kaunas (k.k.v.r. 22365) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 7, 8, 9
Kaunas Jesuit house takes up the whole block of the old town next to the Town Hall. The block was formed in 1642-1671, by acquiring the land plots nearby. The signs of the first 16th century buildings have nearly disappeared, as all the buildings were reconstructed and replastered a number of times....
Architecture type: Professional
Year: 1642
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Block/Neighbourhood, Urban structures
Images: 2
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Jesuit foundation (k.k.v.r. 22365) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 7, 8, 9
The Kaunas of the first half of the 17th century was largely Lutheran, thus Jesuits were not particularly welcomed there. Andriejus Skorulskis’ family and the childless Petras Šiukšta’s efforts laid the material base for Kaunas Jesuits, and the final addition was the decision of the Kojalowicz (Kojalavičius...
Architecture type: Professional
Year: 1642
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Complex object, Monastery
Images: 0
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)