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Lichen Stary, Poland: The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń:


The story of Our Lady of Licheń:

According to tradition, a Polish soldier named Tomasz Klossowski, a Polish soldier fightng under Napolean, was seriously injured in a battle near Leipzig.  He invoked the intercession of Our Lady to not let him die in a foreign land.  She appeared to him and comforted him and promised that he would recover from his wounds and return to Poland.  Tomasz was told to make an image of her as she had appeared to him ( wearing a golden crown, a dark red gown, with a golden mantle, and holding a white eagle in her right hand) and to place that image in a public place so that “My people will pray before this image and shall draw many graces at My hands in the hardest times of trial”


The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń:

The Basilica is the largest church in Poland and one of the largest churches in the world.  It is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, and is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Poland.  Pope John Paul II visited here in 1999.

Traveling to Licheń Stary:

Address:  ul. Klasztorna 4, 62-563 Licheń Stary

Tel: + 48) (63) 270 81 63, 270 81 42 

Fax: + 48 (63) 270 85 75

e-mail: lichen@lichen.pl 


Click here for the official website of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen (in Polish)

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