Monthly Archives: July 2014

August 13, Our Lady of Kalwaria (Najświętszej Maryi Panny Kalwaryjskiej)

August 13
In the Archdiocese of Kraków – Feast
In Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Solemnity

In 1602 the Kraków Voivode Mikołaj Zebrzydowski founded a sanctuary comprising a group of churches and chapels dedicated to Christ’s Passion. People reflect upon Stations of the Cross there, as well as the mysteries of the Sorrowful Mother’s co-suffering and her dormition and assumption. Since 1641 in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska there has been a highly revered painting of the Sorrowful Mother. It was crowned ceremoniously in 1887 by Cardinal Dunajewski.

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August 11, Our Lady of Święta Lipka (Najświętszej Maryi Panny Świętolipskiej)

August 11
In the Diocese of Warmia – Obligatory memorial

Tradition has it that the statue of Virgin Mary places in a linden tree by the road near the village of Reszel has been revered since the 13th century. During the reformation, the figure was destroyed. In the 17th century a benevolent painting was placed there instead. On 11 August 1968 it was crowned the the Primate of Poland Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński.

Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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August 8, Sosnowiec Cathedral Basilica

August 8
In the Diocese of Sosnowiec
In the Cathedral Basilica  – Solemnity

The Neo-Roman Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Sosnowiec, built in the years 1893-1906, according to the architect Karol Kozłowski’s design, is a valuable example of the sacred architecture of Sosnowiec. Its interior is adorned with the polychromy made by Włodzimierz Tetmajer and Henryk Uziembło. The church was consecrated on 8 August 1910 by Augustyn Łosiński, Bishop of Kielce. Pope John Paul II, establishing the Diocese of Sosnowiec on 25 March 1992 with the papal bull Totus Tuus Poloniae Populus, made it cathedral of the new diocese. By the decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments of 28 October 1999, the church was elevated to the status of minor basilica.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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August 7, Bl Edmund Bojanowski

August 7
Optional memorial
In the Archdioceses of Poznań and Wrocław – Obligatory memorial

Edmund Bojanowski was born on 14 November 1814 in Grabonóg in the Archdiocese of Poznań. A nobleman, patriot and devotee – he chose the path of celibacy to be freer and of service for the Kingdom of God. He interpreted the earthly reality in the Evangelical spirit, and, forgetting himself, he especially helped the neglected people in the countryside. In 1850 he founded the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He realised the common call to sainthood, serving as a role-model of the lay apostolate. He was the precursor of Vatican II. He died on 7 August 1871 in Górka Duchowna. He is a pioneer of lay apostolate closely cooperating with the Church hierarchy.

Common of Holy Men.

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August 2, Bl August Czartoryski

August 2
In the Archdiocese of Przemyśl
Optional memorial

August Czartoryski was born in Paris on 2 August 1858 in a Polish ducal family. He was educated in Paris, greatly influenced by his tutors, above all St Rafał Kalinowski. Due to his health problems he was frequently hospitalised. Despite his father’s wishes to pursue diplomatic career, August decided to become a priest. In 1883 in Paris he met St John Bosco, which guided his vocation to serve teenagers in need. At 29 he was accepted as a novice. Being in poor health condition, he studied theology and philosophy. He was ordained in San Remo on 2 April 1892 and died a year afterwards at 35 in Alassio, on 8 April 1893. His relics are to be found in St Joseph Church in Przemyśl. Pope John Paul II beatified him on 25 April 2004 in Rome.

Common of Pastors, or of Religious.

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