Reliquaries of St Stanislaus

(National Museum in Cracow).
Shortly before his death, the king issued gold ducats were also minted with the images of the enthroned king on the obverse and St Stanislaus on the reverse. This is generally believed to have been done on anniversary events – the Jubilee of St Stanislaus announced by Pope John XXII in 1330 to collect funds for fighting the unfaithful. The image of the saint with the inscription attached: clearly shows that he was no longer the guarantor of the country’s reintegration but the patron saint of the reborn kingdom

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