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And this is what Poland is, Page 3

Bp. Dubowski

Ignacy Dub-Dubowski, the bishop of Lutsk and Zhytomyr, in a beautiful set of pontifical vestments.

Żukowo

The Holy Mass on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of priesthood of Fr. Józef Bigus celebrated in the church of the …

August ’44

Field Mass celebrated by Cpt. Fr. Mieczysław Paszkiewicz “Ignatius” in the courtyard at 12 Poznańska Street, probably 15 VIII 1944 [the photo …

Osculatio Evangelii

Archbishop Karol Wojtyła, the Metropolitan of Kraków, during a High Pontifical Mass celebrated in the Cathedral on Wawel Hill [photo from Orbis Catholicus …

Ordinatio sacerdotalis

Priestly ordinations in the archcathedral in Warsaw performed by archbishop Stefan cardinal Wyszyński.

First blessing

Newly ordained priest gives his parents a blessing after his first Mass. There is a characteristic wreath visible on his sleeve [photo …

Ad Deum

Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass at the confession of St. Stanislaus in the Royal Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. …

Tokarnia

Tokarnia, the procession on the Palm Sunday with a statue of Christ on a donkey, 1983. This medieval custom was resurrected in …

Red sashes

Pope Innocent IV, in order to commemorate the martyrdom of many Dominican friars, who were killed by infidels on the Eastern lands …

Cathedral in Katowice

First Solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice.

Ordination of Fr Glemp

Deacon Józef Glemp ordained to the priesthood by bishop Franciszek Jedwabski, the suffragan bishop of the Poznań diocese, in the Cathedral Basilica …

The Gospel Polish way

The coronation of the statue of Our Lady of Jazłowiec, the patroness of 14th Uhlan Regiment, conducted by the Primate of Poland, …

Christmas carols

Photocopies from the book Pastorałki i kolendy w czasie świąt Bożego Narodzenia w domach śpiewane are taken from the website of the …

Marshall, Primate and Nuncio

The Chief of the State, the first Marshall of Poland Józef Piłsudski, the Primate of the Kingdom of Poland, Aleksander Cardinal Kakowski, …

Archbishop’s cross

A solemn Mass coram Sanctissimum (this is why the bishop is sitting without mitre) celebrated by abp. Romuald Jałbrzykowski during the feast …

Te Ioannem

As fr. Franciszek Kwiatkowski SI relates in the book Z pogranicza filozofii i teologii. Wykłady dla katolickiej inteligencji: “To thank God for …

A new priest

Fr Józef Kowalczyk, later metropolitan archbishop of Gniezno and the Primate of Poland [photo taken from: Archidiocese of Gniezno].

Father Kolbe

Father Maksymilian Maria Kolbe O.F.M. Conv. together with other Franciscan brothers dressed in mass vestments, two of whom are Japanese. Father Kolbe …

Faith and freedom

A field Mass on the yard of the kamienica [tenement house] at 60 Marszałkowska Street, probably on the Feast of the Soldier, …

No. 303 Squadron

The pilots of No. 303 “Kościuszko” Polish Fighter Squadron during a service before the painting of Our Lady of Częstochowa. Northolt, Great Britain.