Posted on by Images of the Beatification of Bl. George Room in which Blessed George was born.Blessed George's native home in the village of Lugine, Lithuania.Blessed George's native home in the village of Lugine, Lithuania.Fr. George Czesnas, a member of thee Order of Marians, who baptized George Matulaitis in the Marian Church in Marijampole on April 13, 1871.George Matulaitis-Matulewicz as a seminarian.Certificate of completion, in Russian, of the 4th grade in the male gymnasium in Marijampolw, issued to young George Matulaitis on February 5, 1887.Fr. George as the professor of the Spiritual Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia (1907-1911).Fr. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz as the General Superior of the Marian Fathers in 1911-1914.Fr. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz as the General Superior of the Marian Fathers in 1911-1914.Copy of the petition, in Polish, that the Marians from Marijampole addressed to the local bishop, asking for approval of the election of Fr. Sekowski as the superior of the Marijampole monastery.One of the extant letters, in Polish, of Fr. General Vincent Sękowski to Fr. Prof. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz of October 14, 1908.One of the extant letters, in Polish, of Fr. General Vincent Sękowski to Fr. Prof. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz from 1909.Fr. George Matulaitis-Matulewicz's petition, in Latin, to the Apostolic See, requesting necessary changes to the Marians' lifestyle to enable them to carry out their apostolic mission clandestinely.View of the Marian Church in Marijampole from the end of the 19th century.Fr. Vincent Sękowski, the Superior General of the Order of Marians who accepted Blessed George into the Order.Fr. General Vincent Sękowski on his deathbed - Marijampole, 1911.Adding a second story to the Marian Monastery in Marijampole, Lithuania.Marian Monastery in Marijampole, Lithuania as it looked around the time when Fr. General Vincent Sękowski lived there.Fr. Jonas Totoraitis, MIC - one of the first three members of the renovated congregation.Entrance to the building housing the first Marian novitiate in Friburgas, Switzerland. Blessed George was the superior and the novice master there.Fr. George Matulaitis-Matulewiccz at Bielany near Warsaw, Poland, c. 1917.Archbishop George Matulaitis-Matulewicz in Cicero, USA, June 13, 1926.Archbishop George - during his visit to the U.S. in 1926.Pages from the passport that belonged to Blessed George.Blessed George Coat of ArmsCathedral Church in Vilnius, Lithuania.An example of many caricatures that were circulated by the enemies of Blessed George in order to intimidate him and make him step down from the office of Bishop of Vilnius.Blessed George among Lithuanian bishops.Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz on his deathbed - Kaunas, Lithuania, January 27, 1927.One of the Lithuanian newspapers announcing the death of Archbishop George Matulaitis-Matulewicz from January 27, 1927.Funeral solemnities were held in Kaunas for three days. The body was first placed in state at the Marian Church of St. Gertrude, and then it was carried in solemn procession, presided over by Archbishop Karivicius, to the Kaunas cathedral.Transfer of the Archbishop George's earthly remains from the Kaunas cathedral to the church in Marijampole, October 24, 1934.Portrait of Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz by Janis Balabon located in the General House of the Marians in Rome.Archbishop George Matulaitis-Matulewicz in Cicero, U.S.A., June 13, 1926.Marian Monastery in Marijampole, Lithuania, contemporary view.Marian Basilica in Marijampole, Lithuania, contemporary view.Marian Basilica in Marijampole, Lithuania, contemporary view.Marian Basilica in Marijampole, Lithuania, contemporary view.Marijampole Basilica: The altar of Blessed George's chapel has contained the relics of the Blessed since 1987.Chapel in Blessed George's native village of Lugine, Lithuania.Painting of the Marian Legislators by Janis Balabon (U.S.A.), 2007.