Monthly Archives: August 2014

September 25, Frombork Archcathedral Basilica

September 25
In the Archdiocese of Warmia
The DEDICATION of the ARCHCATHEDRAL BASILICA in FROMBORK
Feast
In the Archcathedral Basilica – Solemnity

The Diocese of Warmia was created by Pope Innocent IV in 1243. Henryk, the second Bishop of Warmia, transferred the bishopric from Braniewo to Frombork and built there the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The present-day church, built in the Gothic style, was consecrated by Bishop Herman in 1342. The new altar was consecrated by Bishop Adam Grabkowski in 1751. On 25 March 1992 Pope John Paul II set up Archdiocese of Warmia.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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September 25, Bl Ladislaus of Gielniów (Władysław z Gielniowa)

September 25
BLESSED LADISLAUS of GIELNIÓW, PRESBYTER
Obligatory memorial

Ladislaus (Władysław) was born in Gielniów near Opoczno about 1440. He was educated in the Kraków Academy. In the Order of Bernardines, which he had joined, he became known as an extraordinary preacher and creator of religious songs in Polish. He was famous for his great sanctity and special devotion to the Lord’s Passion that he preached about. He was a provincial superior twice. He spent the last years of his life as a guardian in Warsaw. He died in 1505. Pope John XXIII made him patron of Warsaw.

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September 24, Kalisz Cathedral

September 24
In the Diocese of Kalisz
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in KALISZ
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

Pope John Paul II, upon setting up the Diocese of Kalisz on 25 March 1992, elevated St Nicholas Church to the status of cathedral. It is the oldest church of Kalisz, erected between 1253-1257 by Blessed Yolanda and her husband Boleslaus the Pious. Burnt down in 1560 and 1609, it was re-built in 1612 according to the project of Albin Fontana, Italian architect. Its interior was thoroughly renovated at the beginning the existence of the new diocese and it was equipped with a new post-Counciliar altar, consecrated by Stanisław Napierała, Bishop of Kalisz, on 24 September 1997.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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September 24, Bielsko-Biała Cathedral

September 24
In the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in BIELSKO-BIAŁA
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

The initial church of Saint Nicholas, founded by the Prince of Cieszyn, Wenceslaus I, was consecrated in 1447. In the years 1559-1630, it was an Evangelical church. It was burnt thrice between 1659-1808, and in the years 1785-1786 it weathered three earthquakes. In the years 1908-1911, it was re-built according to Leopold Bauer’s project. In 1911 it was dedicated by Cardinal Jerzy Kopp. In the years 1990-2003, its interior was thoroughly renovated and its roofing was changed. On 25 March 1992 John Paul II set up the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec. The church of Saint Nicholas was made cathedral.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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September 22, Siedlce Cathedral

September 22
In the Diocese of Siedlce
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in SIEDLCE
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

The Parish Church in Siedlce, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built in the beginnings of the 20th century thanks to the donations made by the faithful. It was dedicated by Bishop Franciszek Jaczewski on 21 September 1913. In 1924 Pope Pius XI transferred the bishopric from Janów Podlaski to Siedlce, and the church became cathedral.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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September 22, Bl Bernardina (Bernardyna) Jabłońska

September 22
In the Archdiocese of Kraków
BLESSED BERNARDINA JABŁOŃSKA, VIRGIN
Obligatory memorial
In the Diocese of Zamość-Lubaczów – Optional memorial

Bernardina Jabłońska was born on 5 August 1878. At 18 she joined the congregation founded by Saint Brother Albert Chmielowski to serve the poor and deserted. She was known for a special devotion to the Eucharist and extraordinarily good heart. Together with Saint Brother Albert she co-founded the Congregation of Albertine Sisters. She died on 23 September 1940 in Kraków. Pope John Paul II beatified her on 6 June 1997.

Common of Virgins.

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September 20, Legnica Cathedral

September 20
In the Diocese of Legnica
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in LEGNICA
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

The Cathedral Church of Sts Apostles Peter and Paul in Legnica dates back to the 13th century. The present temple was erected in the Gothic style in the years 1333-1378. It was consecrated by Bishop Nankier in 1341. In the years 1524-1947 it was the Protestant church. In 1947 it returned to Catholics. Pope John Paul II with the bull Totus Poloniae Populus of 25 March 1992 set up the Diocese of Legnica and made the temple cathedral. John Paul II visited it during his apostolic journey to Legnica on 2 June 1997.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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September 18, St Stanislaus (Stanisław) Kostka

September 18
SAINT STANISLAUS KOSTKA, RELIGIOUS
Patron Saint of Poland
and the Archdiocese of Warszawa and the Diocese of Płock
Feast

Stanislaus was born in Rostkowo in Masovia at the end of December 1550. Brought up in a religious household, he was known for deep piety. Together with his brother he was sent to Jesuit schools in Vienna. Miraculously healed of a serious disease by the Blessed Mother, he decided to join the Society of Jesus. To do so, he left Vienna in secret in 1567 and across Dillingen he went to Rome, where he was accepted as a novice by Saint Francis Borgia. He died in Rome at the night of 14-15 August 1568 in the odour of sanctity. He was canonised by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726.

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September 17, St Sigismund Felix (Zygmunt Szczęsny) Feliński

September 17
SAINT SIGISMUND FELIX FELIŃSKI, BISHOP
Optional memorial
In the Archdiocese of Warszawa – Obligatory memorial

Sigismund Felix (Zygmunt Szczęsny) Feliński was born on 1 November 1822 in Wojutyn near Lutsk in Volyn (present-day Ukraine). He was ordained in 1855. As a priest he was a spiritual father and professor of the Theological Academy. He also founded a shelter for the poor and orphaned, as well as the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary. After becoming Archbishop of Warszawa in 1862, he guided the faithful with devotion until he was exiled for 20 years. He died on 17 September 1895 in Kraków. He was beatified on 18 August 2002 by John Paul II and canonised by Benedict XVI on 11 October 2009.

Common of Pastors.

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September 12, Our Lady of Rzeszów (Najświętszej Maryi Panny Rzeszowskiej)

September 12
In the Diocese of Rzeszów
OUR LADY of RZESZÓW
Obligatory memorial

The cult of the benevolent figure of Mary with Child known as Our Lady of Rzeszów dates back to the beginning of the 16th century when Mary appeared to an inhabitant of Rzeszów – Jakub Ado. Since 1629 Our Lady of Rzeszów has been worshipped in the sanctuary taken care of by the Bernardines, and the cult was ceremoniously accepted in 1763, when the Archbishop of Lviv Wacław Sierakowski adorned the figure with papal crowns. In 1998 Our Lady of Rzeszów was named the patroness saint of the town of Rzeszów. She is worshipped in the town and the diocese as the Protector and Advocate of Families.

Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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