The quote in the title comes from Cardinal Wyszynski’s entry in the album, remembering the consecration of our rebuild church by the Cardinal on May 19, 1973:
Consecration of hearts and minds – is the main task of the religious life, for which the consecration of the House of God is a visible image.
So now – to the work of the consecration of the interior life in the Order.
+ Stefan Card. Wyszyński
The anniversary of this celebration and the upcoming beatification of Cardinal Wyszyński make us reflect on his words, revive his memories and reach for archival photos, recordings and notes. The chronicler noted that day:
His Eminence, Cardinal Primate Stefan Wyszyński, consecrated our church dedicated to St. Casimir and the great altar. The anointing with which he performed the consecration acts, was imparted to us, as well as to the numerous priests who came, and also to the faithful.
In the altar were placed the relics of St. Agnes and, with great joy offered by the Jesuit Fathers, the relics of St. Andrew Bobola.
The pontifical Mass was celebrated by Father Abbot Placyd Galiński, and Cardinal Primate delivered the Word of God. After the Holy Mass Father Abbot addressed with warm thanks both to His Eminence Primate and to all who came to this celebration to share with us the joy of this great day of our small temple, considered by many as a symbol of the Warsaw Uprising.
According to the opinion of people from Primate’s entourage, this was the most beautiful consecration ceremony they were lucky enough to experience after the war, and yet the Primate made so many of them!