St. Anthony's Church

Łódź, Poland

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Łódź-Łagiewniki was built between 1701–1723. It was consecrated on 16 May 1726, by Primate Teodor Potocki, Archbishop of Gniezno. For the next decades, the Franciscan church served as a center of worship for the local Catholics, especially for the pilgrims.

In January 1902, when the new parish was created in Łagiewniki, under the pastoral care of the local Franciscans, the church of St. Anthony of Padua become a parish church. Nowadays, the Franciscan church is known as one of the oldest Baroque buildings in Łódź, and not only as a place of prayer. Every summer musical concerts are organized here, and many young couples decide to arrange a wedding ceremony here.

The Baroque church was built on a plan of the sign of the Latin cross. The facade of the church is two storied. Inside the church there are many valuable elements: main altar (Baroque) of St. Anthony of Padua, chapel of blessed Raphael Chyliński with his coffin, side altars (renovated), Baroque wooden ambo with St. Francis of Assisi painting, etc. Also, there are some valuable paintings and chasubles in the sacristy of the church.

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Address

Okólna 185, Łódź, Poland
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Founded: 1701-1723
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Mariusz Krawczyk (19 days ago)
an atmospheric place in good weather, masses in the open air. In summer also cool classical music concerts
Janina Treppa (46 days ago)
A Church that is friendly to everyone. On Tuesdays at 9 am Holy Mass to St. Anthony. With requests. After Holy Mass, dedicated bread is distributed to the needy. Friendship fathers for everyone. They provide support in councils. In this church there is a coffin with Blessed Father Rafał, Father Rafał is famous for the miracles and graces that people receive.
Piotr Uchman (14 months ago)
Gorgeous country church
Raul George (2 years ago)
Nice ambience
Tomasz roza (2 years ago)
Great atmosphere.
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