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Święta Lipka (Swieta Lipka), Poland


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Święta Lipka, in English Holy Linden, is a small village northeastern Poland. Święta Lipka is known for the pilgrimage sanctuary and Roman Catholic basilica, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, and its moving pipe organ, one of the finest and most unique church instrument ever made.

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Last updated on: 14 May 2020

Święta Lipka (Swieta Lipka) description

Święta Lipka Sanctuary serves as a pilgrimage site and a holy shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Built during the late 17th century, the basilica is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Poland and in the world. It is also famous for its moving pipe organ, possibly the finest church instrument ever constructed.

The cult was cultivated by locals since the 1300s, when a petty criminal carved a figurine of Mary in the nearby Kętrzyn prison following a Marian apparition. He was then unexpectedly released and en route to Reszel he placed the figurine on a linden tree as a sign of gratitude. The object was said to work wonders and had healing properties. Albert, Duke of Prussia, visited the sacred place while pilgrimaging barefoot from Königsberg in 1519. This tradition was also previously observed by the Teutonic Knights.

The medieval shrine was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation in around 1524 and gallows were placed in the same spot to scare off the Catholic worshipers. Almost a century later it was rebuilt by the personal secretary of king Sigismund III, who purchased the land where the missing figurine once stood. A painting of Mary with Baby Jesus by a Belgian master painter Bartholomew Pens from Elbing replaced the lost relic. During the Swedish Deluge, many of the priceless items from the chapel's treasury were hidden and survived the turmoil.

To this day, the pilgrimage route from the town of Reszel to Święta Lipka is aligned with small Baroque shrines and linden trees, dating back to the 18th century.

The church and convent were founded by the Society of Jesus and construction was initiated by Polish Cardinal Michał Stefan Radziejowski in 1688. The temple's consecration occurred on 15 August 1693. Due to the large number of arriving pilgrims, the facility was significantly enlarged over the years and a fortified cloister with domed tower-like chapels was completed in 1708, giving the overall structure a defensive appearance. The elaborate interior took over 50 years to be entirely finished and furnished. The church was further embellished with decoration through donations made by wealthy notables or pious monarchs.

The Jesuits were eventually removed from the Święta Lipka monastery by the Prussians after the Partitions of Poland in the 18th century. They returned to the convent in 1932. After World War II Święta Lipka was transformed into an important sanctuary.

The monumental altar in the basilica of Święta Lipka was made between 1712 and 1714 by the finest sculptors present in Poland at the time. The object, composed of three main parts or storeys, is adorned by the gilded figures of saints and martyrs.

The most distinctive attribute and a treasure of the sanctuary is the moving pipe organ, erected in the years 1719-1721 by Johann Josua Mosengel. The decorative figures and sculptures move as the organ is being played, making it one of the most unique instruments ever made.

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