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Today, 217 days before the commencement of what appears best described as the Stealth Sex Synod of 2015, we go native and do history on the side.
Tarnowiec is a small town in south eastern Poland. Among the historic landmarks is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Tarnowiec. The Tarnowiec parish itself dates from the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. The sanctuary is the home of a miraculous statue of Our Lady. It was carved by an unknown artist at the beginning of the fifteenth century. The Sanctuary in Tarnowiec obtained the miraculous statue in 1789.
The statue itself is a Gothic figure of 153 cm in height, carved from linden wood and presents Mary standing, holding in Her left hand the Child Jesus, in the right hand and scepter. The Infant is holding a scepter in the right handle, and in the left an apple. The figure of Mary is gilt covered with a blue veil. The Statue was crowned in September 8, 1925 by Bishop Charles Fischer.
And while we are on the subject of the Tarnowiec sanctuary, on the Una Voce Poland website (UnaCum.pl), this announcement appeared yesterday, the 28th of February 2015: (see here)
Tarnowiec: regular celebrations in NFRR [TLM]
The Parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the Shrine of Our Lady of the Tarnowiec near the city of Jaslo, of the Latin Diocese of Rzeszow has announced the return, in the Tarnowieckie Sanctuary, of the offering of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Masses will be offered on the second Sunday of each month at 14.00. Exceptionally, due to the previously planned Lenten retreat, the March Mass will be offered on the third Sunday of the month, ie. on March 15, at 14.00.
Note Bene: The importance of this information above and of other sanctuaries in Poland for that matter, returning to the Immemorial Mass of All Ages is quite significant. First of all, these sanctuaries are places of “pilgrimage” for the local populations. They hold a special place in the local collective conscience and the “liturgical accents” (popular word in Poland these days) that the pilgrims encounter are brought back to their local parishes.
The second significant aspect of a story like this is that the Novus Ordo “celebrations” in Poland never attained the level of stupidity and sacrilege that was the norm of the typical puppet mass or tango mass in Buenos Aires. However, even this reserved and “reform of the reform-ish” form of the Novus Ordo is not adequate for meeting the spiritual needs of the local Faithful. And this observation is most evident when looking at how far the Tridentine Mass has spread in Poland in a few short years. (see here) And this list does not include the SSPX chapels. (see here)
And lastly, what is of critical importance to understand about the situation in Poland is that the Modernists have a unique and powerful argument against the local Faithful. Any return to the pre-conciliar form of worship is automatically denounced as being unfaithful to the cult of the Polish pope JP II. It is this last barrier that is being overcome at present.
Please keep the Polish Church in your prayers.