Corpus Christi in Krakow in 1930s

Cardinal Sapieha leaving cathedral with the monstrance
Kanonicza street
Main Square
In the back the Wawel cathedral
Cardinal Sapieha with monstrance and just behind him the President of Poland Moscicki


The Trails of the Passion of Christ in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is the small city near Krakow, where the Sanctuary of the Passion of Our Lord is located. The Sanctuary is modelled to reflect the real topography of Jerusalem. Many chapels are built around the main basilica churches that represent different mysteries of the Passion of Our Lord and life of Our Lady.

Interior of one of the chapels
The church of Tomb of Our Lady
The chapel - Olive Garden
All chapels have pulpits for priest or leader of the prayer

The chapel - House of Our Lady
The chapels 'Seat of Pilatus' with holy stairs and the chapel 'Jesus takes his cross'

New Priests

Yesterday, June 25th, my archdiocese of Krakow got 25 new Priests. Please pray for them with us.


More Holy Masses, More God's Grace

As you might know, the extraordinary Mass is rarely concelebrated, since Our Holy Mother Church wants that the number of Holy Masses around the World is multiplied and that more God’s grace is give to the World.
On this video you may see how the Masses are celebrated on the side altars in places where there are many priests. This is from our favorite Benedictine Abbey in Le Barroux, France.


Symbolism of Incense

Holy Smoke - The Use of Incense in the Catholic Church
by Matthew D. Herrera
The word “incense” is derived from the Latin incendere, which means “to burn”. It is commonly used as a noun to describe aromatic matter that releases fragrant smoke when ignited, to describe the smoke itself, and as a verb to describe the process of distributing the smoke.


Pure Catholic

This is a compilation of pictures from Tradicamp that takes place every year in Poland. Tradicamp is the summer integration camp for families attached to the Catholic Tradition organized by FSSP.
The plan of the day is designed around the Liturgy and leisure time.

Beautiful Office of Compline

Francis and Benedict

Saint Francis and Pope Francis
Saint Benedict and Pope Benedict


The Mass Explained

Read this post on Holy Mass of Fr. Peter Carota on his excellent blog:

(...)When you go to the Novus Ordo mass, it can be a very human experience.  When you go to the Latin Mass it is very divine.(...)
In the Tridentine Mass, the only reason for music is to take the soul to heaven, not to have a nice experience.  The long silence and kneeling forces you to have to go beyond the visible to the invisible.  The priest has, what looks like his back to the people (he is actually facing God the Father to whom he is offering his prayer) and is in Persona Christi.  The priest is not important.  The real invisible action and presence of Jesus through the priest is what is important.   (...)
in the Mass "we celebrate the memorial of the blessed Passion, the Resurrection from the dead, and the glorious Ascension into heaven of Christ, Our Lord". (Canon Missae)

Give only one reason to miss it on any Sunday?