History of discalced Carmelites in Lithuania dates back to XVII century. The first discalced Carmelites came to Vilnius in 1637 from Lublin (Poland). At the beginning of the war with the Swedes in 1655. the sisters left to Moravia and Hungary and came back in 1667. In 1865. after the uprising. the Discalced Carmelite monastery was closed. In 1938. sisters settled themselves in Vilnius once again. where a community of 10 sisters lived until 1945. After political turmoil Carmelites retreated back to Poland. In 1992. three sisters approached Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevičius. asking him to help to restore the monastery in Lithuania. In 1994. the monastery in Paštuva was restored. In 2000. new monastery was built.