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115th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Prize by a Pauline confrere Henryk Sienkiewicz

115th anniversary of receiving the Nobel Prize by a Pauline confrere Henryk Sienkiewicz

On December 10, 1905, Henryk Sienkiewicz, has received the Nobel Prize. He had a great devotion to the Mother of God, Our Lady of Czestochowa. During his life he has also made pilgrimages to the Jasna Gora Shrine in Czestochowa, Poland. Sienkiewicz has received the Nobel Prize for lifetime achievement, including outstanding achievements in the field of epic and “a rare genius who embodied the spirit of the nation”. However, he was most famous for his novel “Quo Vadis”, published in 1895.

We would like to remind you that at our Shrine Museum (in the lower church) there is a painting by Jan Styka depicting a scene from “Quo Vadis”, namely the sermon of Saint Peter in the catacombs.

The main goal of the recently started renovations at American Czestochowa is the protection of all works of art in our museum.

If you want to learn more or support this initiative, please visit our website:

WHY RENOVATION, WHY NOW?

 

Other paintings by Jan Styka inspired by H. Sienkiewicz’s novel “Qvo Vadis”

   

 

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