Procession of St. Stanislaus in Krakow - May 12th, 2013

Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanow

Every year on the Sunday following the feast of saint Stanisaus (bishop-saint of Krakow) on May 8th the procession from the Wawel Cathedral, where the grave of the saint is located, to the place of his death – Skałka – takes place since 1254.

The procession is a real marvel to look at: relics of saints and the blessed from the Kraków Archdiocese – including St Stanislaus, St Brother Albert, St Faustina, St Jacek (Hyacinth), and St Florian – are carried together with plenty of feretra, banners, figures and other religious symbols. Participants in the procession include representatives of the clergy, universities, the city council and brotherhoods; also participating in folk costumes are congregations from various parts of the region and the country, and plenty of people from Kraków and the surrounding neighbourhood. Notably, the departure of the procession from Wawel is accompanied by the sound of the Sigismund Bell, which “speaks” only at times of great importance for the country and the city.

See also photos from 2011 procession:
Grand Procession of Saint Stanislaus
People of all States United in Faith
Canons of Krakow
Polish Sisters are Best in World
Cracovia Birettarum
Holy Sisters the More the Better
Sisters of Saint Albert
Cappa Magna
What Order is That?

Wawel hill

Nuns with their Queen

Holy Nuns of Krakow - our Sisters, Mothers, Teachers, Tutors. Our Examples!

Secular Orders

Our Deacons of this year. Pray for them! Quite few :-)

Canons of Wawel Cathedral, Collegiate Church of Saint Anne and Collegiate Church of Saint Florian in Krakow in Krakow
Wawel Castle

Polish Bishops

Hosts in Skałka church - Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit


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