Folia Historica Cracoviensia (Dec 2007)

Saint Joseph Patron of the city of Krakow

  • Benignus Józef Wanat

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13
pp. 153 – 160


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The largest and oldest Carmelite sanctuary of St. Joseph was found, in prepartition Poland, in Krakow - Podzamcze in the no longer existing church of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joseph4. The monastery was erected in 1611-1637 within the defensive walls of the city, with Bishop Piotr Tylicki’s approval and be nefactors’ support. On 26 October 1636 the bishop of Krakow, Jacob Zadzik, consecrated the church and the main altar under the title of St. Michael the Archangel and Joseph betrothed to the Blessed Mother.