Glass Christmas ornament of Krakow’s Church on the Rock an old church that was Pope John Paul II cherished church in Krakow, the collection was made for the Pope personal tree in his residence at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.
Pope John Paul II Christmas ornament colection Krakow Church on the Rock day view
4 1/2″ Krakow’s Pauline Church on the Rock. This was Pope John Paul II most beloved Krakow church. The church has a long history, and the original building dates to the 7th century. In 1079 St. Stanislas
became a martyr at this church and his remains are buried there. Later on St. Stanislas became the patron saint of Krakow and Poland. The church name is derived from it’s location on a rock by the river Vistula, and the Pauline monastery connected to it. In his visit to Poland in 1979 Pope John Paul II held the relics of St. Stanislas before a crowd of one million people. He always visited the curhch when he visited Krakow after he became a Pope and lived in Rome. The back of the ornament has the Krakow city seal that date to the 15th C, and is still in use, and seen everywhere in Krakow.