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September at Jasna Góra

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

September is a month abounding in varius feasts and liturgical memor
ials of saints of the Catholic Church. The most important is the Nativity of Our Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated on September 8. The Feast is one of the oldest indulgences at Jasna Góra. Then 12 September holds the Memorial of the Name of Mary – this year, 2021, the day of the Beatification of Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński Primate of Poland and Mother Róża Czacka. 14 September is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – the second indulgance at Jasna Góra and 15.09 – Our Lady of Sorrows.On 21.09- Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle, 23.09 – memorial of St. Pius of Pitrelcina and 29.09 – Feast of Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels. This month then let us cherish and express our heartfelt gratiude for God's Providence and the wisdom of the Holy Church that so richly grant us the protection and care of the Triumphant Church.

In September many institutional pilgrimages arrive at the Shrine. The greatest one: Polish Farmers' Pilgrimage holds the celebrations on the first weekend of the month when the National Harvest Thanksgiving takes place.

It is also a month in which we commemorate the beginning of the World War II, September 1, 1945 being the first day of the war in which over 6 million Poles died. Eternal rest grant all the victims of the war oh Lord.

ighty God, our most tender Father, who kindled the fire of your love in the hearts of the saints, help our hearts receive the riches of your grace which you pour upon us every day.

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