Glogowiec

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Głogowiec

Glogworm – a village located approx. 7 km north of Kutno in the Archdiocese of Warsaw. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Głogowiec.

Temple of. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St.. Adalbert from the 15th century., expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries, was rebuilt in 1912. It is a brick building in the Gothic-Renaissance style.

The main object of worship is the image of the Mother of God with the Child – a copy of the Jasna Góra Image, made at the behest of King Władysław Jagiełło. The history of the painting and its journey to the Głogowiec sanctuary is interesting. According to tradition, one of the owners of G.. being on a diplomatic mission in Moscow. The image itself was supposed to come from St. Petersburg. Today, Mother of God Głogowiecka is called the Mother of the Suffering Nation. The painting is decorated with silver dresses and gilded crowns. A vivid cult of Mother of God Głogowiecka lasting from the 18th century. confirmed the number of votive offerings as an expression of gratitude for received favors. Visitations in the 18th and 19th centuries. described the painting as miraculous. The painting was crowned with the papal crown in 1975 by Stefan Cardinal. Wyszyński. It is customary to celebrate the altar with the image of the Mother of God on the knees.

The interior of the temple – richly equipped with boards, murals, paintings in honor of Polish saints and national heroes, as well as commemorating the events of recent years, especially the eighties.

In the area adjacent to the church was built in 80. original stations of the Cross, depicting the passion of Jesus Christ and the suffering of the Polish nation from the mid-17th century. until the establishment of the Third Republic.

Sanctuary in G.. is a center with a long patriotic tradition. Many famous Poles came here, here he celebrated Mass. and preached in September 1983 pcs. Jerzy Popiełuszko.

In the Głogowiec sanctuary – from the interwar period to the present day – annual meetings of Catholic Action prayer groups are held. During World War II, the local rectory housed the headquarters of the commander-in-chief of the combined forces of the "Poznań" and "Pomerania" armies in the famous Battle of the Bzura. Local priests gave their lives, they suffered many victims and sufferings for their patriotic activities.

Forgiveness: st. Wojciech (23 April) parish indulgence, and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8-14 September) – the main pilgrimage ceremony.

The pilgrimage season runs from early spring to late autumn. The sanctuary is visited by pilgrimages, especially from north-eastern Poland, going to —Czestochowa, - Lichenia, - Niepokalanów and the tomb of Fr.. J. Popiełuszko. The number of pilgrims is estimated at approx. 7-10 thousand. annually. Among the pilgrims going from Płock to Częstochowa, there is a tradition of getting married in the Głogowiec sanctuary. For the main pilgrimage ceremony – connected with the anniversary of the Battle of Bzura – There are numerous walking and coach pilgrimages from the Kutno region.

Traditionally, in April, supra-regional Katyn celebrations are held. There are two monuments in the nearby cemetery – in honor of the victims of Siberian labor camps and murdered in Katyn. The former and present activists of "Solidarity" meet every second Sunday of the month, combatants, and recently the soldiers of the Polish Army joined. The St. 1994 Catholic Association of Upbringing in Sobriety with a center for more or less 30 places.