Jesuit Church in Old Town of Warsaw

 

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Jesuit Church
Next to the Cathedral is the Jesuit Church of the Virgin Mary of Grace founded by King Zygmunt III. It was built for the Jesuit Order between 1609 and 1629, at the same time as the monastery. This Mannerist-Baroque church dedicated to the Merciful Mother of God survived almost untouched until 1944 when it was destroyed.


Its new modern interior was designed by a nun Sister Alma Skrzydlewska and it is a perfect combination of historic architecture with contemporary art such as stained glass, bar-relief and sgraffito painting. The historic wooden crucifix, partly burnt in 1944, has been reconstructed by inserting metal.



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