Church of the Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Budslav

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It was built in the XVIII century in the style of the Vilna Baroque with the use of separate parts of the stone church of the XVII century, once consecrated in honor of St. Barbara. An authentic wooden altar of the XVII century by Italian masters has been preserved here. But, first of all, the church is famous for the miraculous icon of the Mother of God. At the end of the XVI century, the image was presented by Pope Clement VIII to the Minsk voivode Jan Patz, which marked the beginning of a centuries-old history of miraculous healings. Every year, in honor of the icon of the Mother of God, the Budslav Fest is held in the Myadel region. Thousands of pilgrims from Belarus and neighboring countries walk hundreds of kilometers to worship the image. Together with the churches in Pinsk and Grodno, the Budslavsky Church is one of the small basilicas of Belarus. Only the Pope can grant such a status to the church in recognition of the special role of the church in the spiritual life of the country.