Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a town in southern Poland with 4,429 inhabitants. It is situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeshhip.
The town is named after the religious complex (calvary or Golgotha) founded by Governor of Kraków Mikołaj Zebrzydowski on December 1, 1602. The complex, which is known as the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska park (Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park), was added in 1999 to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Our Lady of Calvary is a 17th century painting situated in the shrine of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Poland. According to legend, the painting wept in 1641.
The owner presented the painting to the Bernardine monastery at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Veneration of the painting was authorized fifteen years later, and a chapel was commissioned to house.
(Create, Chapel-XII Death on the Cross)
(Calvary, Cappella IX)
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church —
I keep it, staying at Home —
With a Bobolink for a Chorister —
And an Orchard, for a Dome —
Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice —
I just wear my Wings —
And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church,
Our little Sexton — sings.
God preaches, a noted Clergyman —
And the sermon is never long,
So instead of getting to Heaven, at least —
I’m going, all along.