The Cathedral


The ostentatious simplicity of the façade stands in contrast with a twelve-pointed window similar to the rosettes typical of great French cathedrals. It may have been modelled after the windows in Cistercian abbeys, e.g. in Austria, where similar concepts can be seen. Unfortunately, the cathedral window is in very bad condition.

We are all well aware that to enter this Cathedral can not be without emotion. More I say, you can not enter it without the internal tremor, without fear because it contains in it - as in almost no Cathedral of the world - the enormous size, which speaks to us in all our history, our entire past.

cardinal Karol Wojtyla
8 March 1964