September 1, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace (Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Królowej Pokoju)

September 1
In the Archdiocese of Warmia
Obligatory memorial

The cult of the Mother of God has been present in Stoczek ever since the 14th century, when a figure of Our Lady of Sorrows was found. The shrine of the Mother of God, Queen of Peace, as known today, was founded as a votive offering by the Bishop of Warmia Mikołaj Szyszkowski for the peace agreement with the Swedes in Sztumska Wieś in 1635. The image of the Madonna with Child, a copy of the Salus Populi Romani icon was brought there about 1640. The miraculous image was adorned with papal crowns in Częstochowa on 19 June 1983 by John Paul II. The shrine has been prone to the vicissitudes of history, from its full bloom to a time of closure. The Primate of Poland Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński was kept prisoner in Stoczek (12 October 1953 to 6 October 1954).

Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


O God,
you endowed people with peace through your Son,
through the intercession of the Blessed Mary Ever Virgin grant our times the desired peace so that we may form one family living in harmony and being tied by the bonds of brotherly love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


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