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The Sanctuary of St. Ursula in Pniewy

The sarcophagus in the chapel The sarcophagus in the chapel

The Sanctuary of St. Ursula Ledóchowska is situated in Pniewy near the city of Poznań. Here, in 1920, the first house of the Ursuline Sisters of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus was founded upon mother Ursula’s return from Scandinavia. Therefore, this place is the motherhouse of the Grey Sisters. In 1989, the relics of the incorrupt body of mother Ursula were transferred from Rome to Pniewy, placed in a special reliquary and put in a sarcophagus in the chapel of the motherhouse.

The Sanctuary is a place of worship of St. Ursula and it is visited annually by around 10 thousand pilgrims from Poland and abroad. On December 9, 2003 the Sanctuary got the status of a diocesan sanctuary. 

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