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Igliauka village is located onthe bank of small Ygla (Iglė) lake 20km east from
Marijampolė and 1km from Marijampolė-Prienai road. It got its name
from the lake. Erlier the inhabitants were also called ygliai.
The location is mentioned in written sources dated from XVIII age. In 1781 count
Mykolas Butleris encouraged by Vilnius bishop started building church.
The construction was finished by his successor kazimieras Sapiega,
who has donated 6000 goldens. In 1783 the church was consecrated.
In 1884 in place of wooden church there was built one of stone with nice tall
tower. Unfortunatelly the tower was exploded during WW I, monastery
buildings in the neighbourhood were demaged as well.
In the written sources were is a short note about school established by monks