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January 10, Drohiczyn Cathedral

January 10
In the Diocese of Drohiczyn
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in DROHICZYN
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

At the close of the 17th century, a Baroque church was erected in the place of the one that had burnt down. The consecration of the Holy Trinity church was conducted by the Bishop of Lutsk, Stefan Rupniewski on 10 January 1723. The church was profaned during the Second World War, after which it was renovated and started to serve God anew. After the creation of the Diocese of Drohiczyn, on 5 June 1991, it became the cathedral of the new diocese. John Paul II visited it on 10 June 1999.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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January 5, Bl Mary Marcellina (Maria Marcelina) Darowska

January 5
In the Diocese of Łowicz
BLESSED MARY MARCELLINA DAROWSKA, RELIGOUS
Optional memorial

Marcellina Darowska, née Kotowicz, was born on 16 January 1827 in Szulaki (currently in Belarus). In 1857, with Josephine (Józefa) Karska, she co-founded, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose aim was to renew family life by means of educating women. In 1863 she moved to Jazłowiec in the Archdiocese of Lviv. She bequeathed the developing congregation a spirituality based on a search for God alone in truth, selflessness and fulfilling God’s will modelled upon the Immaculate Virgin. She provided the educational centres of her sisters with an original system of teaching and educating. She died on 5 January 1911 in Jazłowiec. She was declared blessed by John Paul II in 1996.

Common of Religious.

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November 19, Bl Salomea

November 19
BLESSED SALOMEA, VIRGIN
Obligatory memorial

Salomea, daughter of Leszek the White and sister of Boleslaus the Chaste, was born ca 1212. She married a Hungarian prince Coloman, with whom she live in a mariage blanc. After his death, she returned to Poland and in 1245 she entered the convent of Poor Clares in Zawichost, which was later transferred to Skała near Kraków. She lavishly endowed the convent. She died on 17 November 1268. Her relics are housed in the Franciscan church in Kraków.

Common of Virgins.

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September 4, Łomża Cathedral

September 4
In the Diocese of Łomża
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in ŁOMŻA
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

In the beginning of the 16th century, a parish church of St Michael the Archangel and St John the Baptist was erected in Łomża. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Płock, Andrzej Noskowski. Upon the creation of the Diocese of Łomża in 1925, it was chosen for the cathedral of the new bishopric. The new main altar was consecrated in 1959.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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July 20, Bl Ceslaus (Czesław)

July 20
BLESSED CESLAUS, PRESBYTER
Obligatory memorial

Ceslaus (Czesław) was born ca 1180. Being already a priest, he entered the Order of Preachers and was invested with a habit by St Dominic. He proclaimed the Word of God in Bohemia and Poland. He founded monasteries in Prague and Wrocław. He died on 15 July 1242. He is patron saint of the Archdiocese of Wrocław and Diocese of Opole.

Common of Religious.

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November 16, Opole Cathedral

November 16
In the Diocese of Opole
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in OPOLE
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

The cathedral was erected in the stead of the previous wooden church of the Holy Cross. It was built thanks to Tomasz I, Bishop of Wrocław and Bolesław, Prince of Opole, in the 13th century. In the following centuries it was rebuilt and expanded. Since 1702 a benevolent image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Opole, has been venerated there. After the establishment of the Diocese of Opole in 1972, it became the cathedral of the new diocese.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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November 16, Our Lady of Ostra Brama, Mother of Mercy (Najświętszej Maryi Panny Ostrobramskiej, Matki Miłosierdzia)

November 16
OUR LADY of OSTRA BRAMA,
MOTHER of MERCY
In the Archdiocese of Białystok:
Primary patron saint of the archdiocese – Solemnity
In the Archdiocese of Warmia and the Dioceses of Drohiczyn, Ełk and Łomża – Feast
In the Archdiocese of Warszawa and the Diocese of Warszawa-Praga – Obligatory memorial

An image of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been venerated in the Ostra Brama n Vilnius since the 16th century. When the original picture had got damaged, it was replaced with a new one which soon became known for its graces and was crowned in 1927. Its copy has been revered in the Białystok Cathedral.

Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except:

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November 8, Płock Cathedral Basilica

November 8
In the Diocese of Płock
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL BASILICA in PŁOCK
Feast
In the Cathedral Basilica – Solemnity

Thanks to the endeavours of the Bishop of Płock, Aleksander, the cathedral church was built on a bank of the Vistula, where previously there had been a small temple erected by Benedictines during the first years of Polish Christianity. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was consecrated in 1144. Throughout centuries it has been renovated several times. The re-consecration was conducted by the Bishop of Płock, Jerzy Szembek, on 8 November 1903, and in 1910 Pope Pius X made it minor basilica. Destroyed in the beginning of World War II, it was renovated and started to serve God again. Inside there are tombs of the princes: Ladislaus Herman and Boleslaus Wrymouth, and since the 12th century it has housed the relics of St Sigismund, King of Burgundy, Martyr, patron of the city.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 30, Katowice Archcathedral

October 30
In the Archdiocese of Katowice
The DEDICATION of the ARCHCATHEDRAL in KATOWICE
Feast
In the Archcathedral – Solemnity

The Diocese of Katowice was set up by Pope Pius XI. Its first bishop, August Hlond, the subsequent Primate of Poland, decided to build the cathedral, which was finally erected by its successors: Arkadiusz Lisiecki and Stanisław Adamski. The Church of Christ the King was consecrated in 1955 and was soon elevated to the status of cathedral. Built thanks to the contributions of the believers, it is a meaningful proof of the deep devotion of the people of Silesia. Since 1992, the cathedral has served as the metropolitan church.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 29, Częstochowa Archcathedral Basilica

October 29
In the Archdiocese of Częstochowa
The DEDICATION of the ARCHCATHEDRAL BASILICA   in CZĘSTOCHOWA
Feast
In the Archcathedral Basilica  – Solemnity

Toward the end of the 19th century, the erection of the new church commenced in Częstochowa. It was dedicated to the Holy Family in 1907. After the creation of the Diocese of Częstochowa in 1925, it was made cathedral. When the erection had been finished, the first Bishop of Częstochowa, Teodor Kubina, ceremoniously consecrated the church on 29 October 1950. Pope John XXIII made it basilica, and, upon creating the Archdiocese of Częstochowa in 1992, it started to serve as the metropolitan cathedral.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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