The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows Limanowa


The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Limanowa is a Roman Catholic church, erected in 1912-1918, which in 1991 was raised by Pope John Paul II to the rank of a minor basilica. The monumentality of the building is given by the stone lining of the external walls and the 65-meter tower covered with a Neo-Baroque cupola. Inside there are magnificent stained glass windows. It is a sanctuary in which Our Lady of Sorrows is especially worshiped. In the main altar there is a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows of the Pieta type, famous for its graces, from the 14th century, which was ceremonially crowned in 1966 by the then Archbishop. Karol Wojtyła and later re-crowned by him as Pope John Paul II. The rich interior equipment includes, among others baptismal font from the beginning of the 16th century, baroque statues of saints and organs. Outside, pilgrims have at their disposal: the field altar, the upper chamber, the holy stairs and the cloisters with the Stations of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


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