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Abp. Wojtyła

Archbishop Karol Wojtyła during the ingress to the Wawel Cathedral, March 8, 1964.

Hats off!

Ostra Brama (the Gate of Dawn), the 30’s of the 20th century. In the pre-war Vilnius there was a beautiful custom: all men, …

Fr. Czartoryski O.P.

Father Michał Czartoryski O.P. celebrating a Holy Mass during the Warsaw Uprising on the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on …


Cardinal Aleksander Kakowski in the presence of the Metropolitan of Vilnius, Fr. Archbishop Romuald Jałbrzykowski (on the right with a crosier in …


Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński preaching  a sermon during a Corpus Christi procession in Warsaw. In the photo there is clearly visible the sleeve …

3 May

The High Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw on May 3, 1936. On the right is sitting the …

At St. Nicholas

A resurrection procession in the church of St. Nicholas in Kraków. Interestingly, also the Paschal candle is carried in the procession.

God, Honour, Fatherland

Partisans of the Home Army during the Holy Mass on the wilderness Wykus in the Holy Cross Mountains, September 12, 1943.

In a szuba

Cardinal Karol Wojtyła wrapped up in a szuba during an episcopal visitation to one of the churches of the diocese of Tarnów. The local …


Archbishop Antoni Baraniak, the Metropolitan of Poznań, during a Holy Mass celebrated before the Blessed Sacrament exposed (hence he is sitting on the throne …

Bishop Wojtyła

Karol Wojtyła kissing the ring of the principal consecrator, Archbishop Eugeniusz Baziak, during the ceremony of receiving episcopal ordination, Wawel Cathedral, 28 …

Auxilium Christianorum

An officer kneeling in front of the altar of Our Lady in the Church of Reserve Officers School of Infantry in Komorów.

Insurgent mass

The Holy Mass celebrated by bishop Stanisław Adamski during the Warsaw Uprising in the courtyard of the building of the Main Post Office …

Throne room

The throne room in the Primatial Palace in Poznań.

In ruins

The Primate of Poland, August Cardinal Hlond, during the Corpus Christi procession in the ruins of Warsaw, 1946.

Gate of Dawn

Women praying in front of the Chapel of the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius: in the window is the miraculous image of …

Canons of Krakow

The procession on the feast day of St. Stanislaus. In the foreground one can see cathedral canons in cappa parvas, and behind …


Archbishop Karol Wojtyła receives the keys to the Wawel Cathedral during his ingress, March 8, 1964.