The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vilniaus str. 2. Kretinga. www.kretingospranciskonai.lt) is the oldest survived church in Samogitia. The central altar. where 21 sculptures are integrated. is the largest wooden altar in Lithuania. The central and vestry doors of the church are decorated with carvings and founders’ blazons. The members of Chodkevičius family are buried under the central altar. St. Anthony’s altar and a painting has been attributed healing powers. In thanking St. Anthony for mercy. people still bring votive gifts – hearts. hands. legs and other shapes of items made from noble metals.