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Sunday, 3 June 2007

Canonisation Ceremony of Blessed Simon of Lipnica

On 3rd June 2007 President Lech Kaczyński took part in Rome in the Canonisation Ceremony of Blessed Simon of Lipnica. The President was accompanied by Ms Maria Kaczyńska. After the Holy Mass the Presidential Couple was received by the Holy Father Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica. 


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Saint Simon of Lipnica (ca 1435/1440 – 1482), a priest from the Order of Friars Minor, is one of the patrons of Cracow and the guardian of school youth. He graduated from the Cracow Academy, a monastic and cathedral preacher. During the outbreak of the epidemic in Cracow he helped afflicted persons – he was infected himself and died. In 1685 he was beatified by Pope Innocent IX. 
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