On Monday, December 27, Bishop Stefan Wierzbowski is re-buried. The priest was the founder of the Calvary Mountains, a city built on the model of Jerusalem.
In the communication of the Archdiocese of Warsaw that the ceremony was announced, the symbolic rite of the funeral of Bishop Stefan Wierzbowski on December 27, the hierarchy of conservation works at the sarcophagus was completed.
“They included not only one reconstruction and reconstruction of the sarfag itself, but also the initiation of the same history of the founding music. explained in communication.
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Time capsule in the sarcophagus
It added that on the symbolic day, on the zinc day of the sarcophagus, the assembly for the previous year was opened in 1920, a list was used on the symbolic day describing the renovation project that took place in 2021. “In this way, local activities honored the founder as part of the 350th anniversary of the founding of the city of Góra Kalwaria in 2020,” it was noted.
The liturgy at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was presided over by Bishop Michał Janocha, chairman of the Council of the Polish Episcopate for Culture and Cultural Heritage. In the assessment of the hierarchy, “it is worthwhile to extract the figure of Bishop. Wierzbowski with forgetfulness, which characterized him extraordinary piety, he was also friends with St. Father Stanisław Papczyński, the founder of the Marians ”.
After the Eucharist, the procession to the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is put to the test, where gifts and flowers were written at the tomb of Stefan Wierzbowski, in the crypt of this church.
Who was Bishop Wierzbowski
Bishop Stefan Wierzbowski lived in the years 162078 and was the bishop of Poznań, for the promotion of the SELLER then Warsaw. In 1666, the idea was born to build near the city like Jerusalem, where pilgrims could make pilgrimages, who had no possibility to go to the Holy Land. Bishop Wierzbowski to the place N Jerusalem, the village of Góra, where there is a communication crossing, not far from the beginning of the trail crossing the Vistula. “This resemblance to Jerusalem decided about the location of Góra Kalwaria” – indicated in the press release.
Note that “the park grew, Jerusalem was built with chapels-stations of the Way of the Cross, but a city”. “Between the pilgrims who visit the place, normal houses, huts, offices and stalls were standing, along with the pilgrims who visit the streets,” we are in communication.
Bishop Wierzbowski wanted to create a place only for a sanctuary for newcomers, for their short prayers, but “a holy city, to become a permanent, ruling righteous laws and to repair these laws” – it should be noted. Małgorzata Borkowska. From those times the repository – the so-called The Cenacle in Marianki (today the sanctuary of Blessed Stanisław Papczyński) and the Kalwaria chapels – only the Annunciation Chapel and Pilate’s Town Hall, which after reconstruction or as a church “on the hill” in the city center. It was in this temple that Bishop Wierzbowski was buried after his death.
Among the many orders that brought Bishop Wierzbowski, the Marians are the only ones who carry out pastoral care there to this day.
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