Ed Bedford 4 p.m., Dec. 9
St. Joseph with Infant / Sw. Jozef z Dzieciatkiem (The St. Joseph Church and Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Poznan). In the center of the above-mentioned baroque church a St. Joseph image, the patron saint of the shrine is placed. It is a copy of the Flemish artist Friar Luke original painting placed in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Cracow. The copy of painting by George Kumala in the high altar (St. Joseph holding the Infant Jesus) is an object of special worship. According to the Code of Canon Law, in 2009 Archbishop Stanislaus Gadecki set up by decree the Shrine / Diocese Sanctuary of St. Joseph, Husband (‘Sanktuarium diecezjalne sw. Jozefa Oblubienca NMP’, Oblubieniec - the newly married man or betrothed) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The current research shows that the Carmelite church under this title has been the first in Poland. Its dedication ceremony took place on 21 June 1621.
December 19, 2012