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Niepokalanow

Sunday morning, cold snowy but sunny day... ad hock we decided to drive to Niepokalanow. It is pretty close to Warsaw so the road took me maybe hour and I parked by blue car near basilica.

Niepokalanow is a sole property devoted to Immaculate and designed exclusively on propagating Her worships. In moment of explosion IIWW Niepokalanow was a top of development. There were 762 monks (1939 year). Apostolic activity is publishing a world famous "Rycerz Niepokalanej"/Knight of  Immaculate. Edition of this monthly exists also in Japan (Seibo no Kishi). It was put in 1930 year in Nagasaki thanks to St Maksymilian. And it was first Japanese catholic periodical. http://www.seibonokishi-sha.

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Founder of this God's Mother's town, St Maksymilian Maria the Kolbe, arrived here in 1927 year together with group 20 brothers. Niepokalanow started from Immaculate plaster figure which Maksymilian put out on teresin's property, belonging to duke Jan Drucki-Lubecki. Duke promised to pass on property on building the new monastery, but the matter did not be done to end. Conditions of donation unexpectedly were not acceptet by powers of order....  Maksymilian with sad message arrived to Duke to tell him about it.

-[...] but what will be with figure which fathres put on my field? asked Duke

-gift was passed on Immaculate, I ask alone to decide - Maksymilian replied sadly and lowered head

Duke intended deeply and after full moment of tention said: I will give field without obligations.[...]

Such were modest beginnings. Duke in later years enlarged donation several times until to 25 hectares, it calculates half you Watykan. Figure was bought in Warsaw for 90 zloties [1 zl= circa 3 usd].

 

"Love Immaculate and you will be happy" St.Maksymilian

I uesd some information form the book "47 lat zycia". http://wydawnictwo.niepokalanow.pl/index.php?products=product&prod_id=13

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Niepokalanow
Niepokalanow
St Maksymilian (born in 08.01.1894…
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the parking near basilica
the parking near basilica
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Najświętsza Maryja Panna
Najświętsza Maryja Panna
the path to Basilica
the path to Basilica
Niepokalanow
photo by: AlicjaK