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And this is what Poland is, Page 2

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. …


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, the Wawel Cathedral, …

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 with the relics of St. Stanislaus, 1937. In the foreground one can see cathedral canons in cappae parvae, and behind …

Ingress of Abp. Wojtyla

Archbishop Karol Wojtyła in the winter cappa magna during his ingress to the Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus on …

Scriptum est enim

There was a custom worth preserving which was practiced on Palm Sunday in Poland. During the procession with palms, after the entrance …

Cursed soldiers

The partisans of the anti-communist Polish Underground Army of Independence with the chaplain Fr. Władysław Gurgacz S.I. next to the field altar, …


Cardinal Franciszek Macharski during a procesison wearing the cardinalatial szuba. In the background, on the right, one can see a canon of Wawel …


The Cracow suffragan, bishop Stanisław Rospond, conferring the priesthood in the Franciscan Church in Cracow, 1934 [the source].


A photo taken at the ingress of Bishop Adam Sapieha into the Wawel Cathedral on 3 March  1912 [the source].