Altar of St Stanislaus

Stanislaus and Wenceslaus, patron saints

St Wenceslaus, a patron saint of Poland, Cracow and Cracow Cathedral. He is shown in antique-style armour with a shield and a spear; often he was depicted in a ducal mitre.

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