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Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice



“In Wadowice everything started. “Life begun, and the school begun, and studies begun, the theater begun, and the priesthood” these words of the Holy Father, John Paul II reflect the role of the family in his life.

On the market in Wadowice, in the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the future Pope prayed many times there in the Chapel of the Holy Family whereis a baptismal font at which Karol Wojtyla was baptized 20 May 1920.

In the left nave from the presbytery there is a chapel, in which is placed the miraculous image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, blessed by Pope John Paul II - Wadowice – 16 June 1999, during the third visit to the hometown. From the temple chapel is separated by the black bars on which is placed the papal coat of arms and the words Totus Tuus and numerous votive gratefullness made by the faithful as a token of gratitude for graces received. A wonderful picture is in the middle of the altar built in the neo-Gothic 1903. In the corner of the image there is gold, papal rosary. The Latin inscription on the picture - Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
The image is venerated from a century A special veneration among children and adolescence. Everyday before school there prayed Karol Wojtyła.

Near the Basilica there is a family home of John Pope II. Today there is a modest, but given a lot of interest museum with many interesting memorials of the Great Pole.


Jana Pawła II place 1
34-100 Wadowice
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