Friday, September 12, 2014

Shrine of Our Lady Studzieniczanskiej

My guide took me east of Augustow towards the Belarus border – it is only 28 miles to the border. In 1689 paintings of the Virgin Mary were brought to the Studzieniczan. The area is famous for its miracles by drinking from a well on the island.    The village is called Studzieniczna after the healing well. This chapel was built in 1847.

Elk Chapel by the Lake at St Studzieniczna.

 Interior of Elk Chapel
 Elk chandelier
 This was built as an outdoor chapel and a  mass was held when Pope John Paul II came in June of 1999. There are actually three very small chapels here.

 A view of the lake.

As you walk east, there third chapel on an island. This one is very small inside which replaced a wooden chapel from 1857.

 Inside the 3rd chapel.
 Hundreds of rosaries are hung which have been left there.

 A statue dedicated to the pope on the island not far from the well that promises miracles of healing if you have faith enough.
Still on the island.

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VioletSky said...

That Elk Chapel looks charming (though unusual!!).

My photos of the horse sculptures are in Scotland, near Edinburgh. there's more about them on my other blog at VioletSky

Karen said...

So peaceful. Love the cross in front of the reeds and lake and the stained glass windows are awesome..

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I really like the outdoor chapel. Beautiful woodwork.

Gosia k said...

Interesting landmarks.

Anne said...

Isnt it beautiful Ruth. Looks like you had a wonderful visit.

Valerie said...

I do like the atmosphere of serenity you've captured in that last photo, Ruth. Thanks for sharing your journey (and for visiting my blog)

Felicia said...

beautiful. the first one doesn't look like a church from the outside but the inside sure is beautiful.

Łucja-Maria said...

I do not know this shrine.
It's because of you I met him.
Greetings from Polish.

orvokki said...

Lovely chapel and wonderful photos.

Rose said...

Boy, I have sure missed a lot...had to think. I was here yesterday but never got any commenting done, was gone Saturday. So guess I have had time to miss a lot.

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