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    Poland has new 119th History Monument – amazing Sanctuary of Mary 

    On Wednesday (Jen 4), the National Institute of Cultural Heritage (NID) announced that by the decision of the President, Stoczek Klasztorny – the Sanctuary of Mary became a History monument. It is Poland’s 119th monument and 6th in the Warmia and Mazury Voivodeship. 

    “Poland has a new – 119th History Monument!!! By the decision of President Andrzej Duda the Sanctuary of Mary in Stoczek Klasztorny became 119th History Monument,”

    the National Insitute of Cultural Heritage (NID) wrote on Twitter.

    On the NID website, one can read that the area of the historical monument “Stoczek Klasztorny – Sanctuary of Mary” includes the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with its surrounding cloisters and monastery. 

    History of the Sanctuary

    The protection aims to preserve this special place in the Lidzbark district. The place has been valued for its historical, artistic, and scientific values as well as for its landscape and spatial qualities, the monastery complex, a valuable monument of Baroque architecture and art, preserved in the open countryside and, in more recent times, the place of internment of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński.

    The sanctuary of Mary in Stoczek Klasztorny is an important object for Polish culture. The circumstances of its foundation are linked to an important moment in the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

    The history of Stoczek Klasztorny will remain inseparable from the figure of the Primate of the Millennium, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. He was imprisoned there by the communist authorities between 1952 and 1953. 

    Check the photos of that amazing Sancutary -> Stoczek Klasztorny – Sanctuary of Mary (zabytek.pl)  

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