St. Mary’s Chapel under POLONIA protection
With gratitude I welcomed the World Polonia Council request and the Congress resolution to resume protection over the construction and decoration of the St. Mary’s Chapel at the Temple of Divine Providence.
Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz Archbishop Metropolitan of Warsaw
The Chapel will be situated in the south-western part of the Temple of Divine Providence (aleja Rzeczypospolitej flank). Looking out of the altar, it is on its right-hand side. Next to the Chapel’s entrance the relics of St. John Paul II will be placed, as the Pope always appreciated the role of Polonia worldwide.
The area of the place, where the St. Mary’s Chapel be built, is 220 square meters. Today, the walls and the floor are in an early, rough condition and only basic wiring has been done. Six huge windows give a lot of potential for splendid stained glass decoration. The selected interior design concept (not decided yet) may include frescos or paintings hanging on the walls. Obviously, the altar will stand in the central part of the Chapel. There is a room for sculptures and other artifacts.
We hope that with Polonia’s support from all over the world, the participants of the next, Sixth Congress, will be able to look at the beautiful Chapel with donators’ pride. We hope they will see works of art by top artists and they will pray to the Christ’s Mother image. To make it happen, in the next few years we must complete the fundraising to finish the Chapel and to finance top-notch works of art to decorate it.
We believe that Polonia, who have been Semper Fidelis, will contribute to the great cause.
Be our donator and contribute to the construction of the St. Mary’s Chapel at the Temple of Divine Providence.
Here you can donate (money transfer details):
Centrum Opatrzności – Wotum Narodu, ul. Miodowa 17/19, 00-246 Warszawa
Account number: PL 12 1240 6218 1111 0010 6425 1238 Swift code: PKOPPLPW
Polonia Forever with Poland
There is around 20 million people all over the world who are Polish or have Polish roots. Hard times, tragic history, wars, oppression, misery and hunger forced Polish people to seek better life in all corners of the globe. A great part of this 20-million community observe Polish traditions and customs, and keep in touch with their Homeland. We address our website to all of them.
The Polonia’s spiritual bond with Poland manifested itself best at the last, Fifth Congress of World Polonia. The 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence was celebrated by Polonia in Warsaw, at the Temple of Divine Providence.
Read the account of the Eucharist celebrated for members of the Congress of the Polish Diaspora of the World by Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz. Listen to the homily given by the Metropolitan of Warsaw, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz. Look at the photo’s gallery
Get to know the history of the formation of the Votum of the Nation briefly
Read extensive coverage of the opening of the Temple
Discover the fascinating history of the Candle of Independence
Buy a miniature of the Independence Candle