We organize music for Tuesday Masses at 9:00 in the Chapel of St. Dominic in Kraków’s Dominican Basilica. Most of the Masses are celebrated using St. Dominic’s Mass form to venerate him.
The Masses are offered for expecting parents and married couples who pray for children. We also pray for all of the Foundation’s benefactors and friends. Following Communion, we say the litany to St. Dominic and read intentions (which can be left at the entrance of the St. Dominic’s Chapel or online throughout the week).
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Chapel of St. Dominic
Dominican Basilica, ul. Stolarska 12, Kraków
Kartka ze śpiewami na Mszę
Since the appearance of the miraculous image of St. Dominic, many believers have used this image to pray through his intercession.
Ancient chronicles record 70 cases of miraculous recoveries of the dying, sick, deaf, blind, and crippled associated with the image. These accounts are not only legends- a special commission was created to assess the truth of these miraculous cases.
Many such healings occured in the early 17th century. In 1614, Francesco Ferrer of Messinia, who was both mute and crippled, regained the ability to speak and move before the image. General Bernardino Grosso’s split skull was closed after oil from the lamp of St. Dominic was rubbed on his head. In 1619, Felice Caracciolo came back to life after dying from a miscarriage. Her miscarried daughter also regained life. Similarly, Orazio Mattei recovered from a deathly illness thanks to the image.
One of the most important miracles occurred in 1620. A Marquis and his wife prayed for St. Dominic’s intersession, asking for a son. One evening around the Feast of Our Lady of Candlemas, St. Dominic appeared in to the Abbot of the monastery in Soriano in a dream. Dominic instructed the Abbot to send the Marquis a candle from the monastery. The prior did as instructed, and the Marquis accepted the gift with hope and gratitude. In the November of the following year, the Marquis’s wife gave birth without facing any of the complications that had plagued her earlier pregnancies. Furthermore, two days after the birth a powerful storm destroyed the windows and floor of the room the family was staying in, but they were spared.
Another miracle was experienced by a Pole, Adam Krakówiński. When he was traveling between Norway and Denmark, he and his companions experienced a dangerous storm at sea. During the storm, a sailor who had never seen the image of St. Dominic dreamt of the image. The man told his companions, and they prayed and believed in the saint’s support. The ship reach shore safely. When he learned of the image’s existence, Krakówiński made a pilgrimage to Soriano where he reported a miracle “through St. Dominic, given spontaneously, when he was not known.”
Miracles are also associated with copies of the image. Jan Waxman, a professor and the prior of the Kraków Dominican monastery in 1642 was gifted one such copy. Father Alanus Chodowskil experienced the first miracle of this copy. Subsequently, Regina Gniemczołka, the Katarzyna Więckiewiczowa, was healed from paralysis and also saved from choking in 1684.
Additionally, some records contain the story of Sławetna Maryanna Mieszczka Krak. On July 11, 1684, she offered her son, who had died, before the image of St. Dominic. He was reanimated, given the name Dominic, and was baptized.
The miracles of the image shows St. Dominic’s patronage over pregnant women in need.
It is not only the miraculous image of Saint. Dominic of Soriano, but also related sacramentals. Among the local population, he adopted the habit of taking "holy measures", i.e. white ribbons of cotton or silk cut off "according to measure" image from Soriano, and then blessed with it. The length of the "sacred measure" is about one and a half meters, which is the size of the perimeter of the image.
"Holy measure", also called the St. Dominika is a sign of faith in the power of the intercessory prayer of this saint and a call to persevering personal prayer in a given intention. With particular confidence, the belt of Saint. Dominika wear women in a blessed state to beg for the grace of a happy solution. To Saint. Dominika also prays for childless marriages, to ask God for the miracle of the conception of a new life.
St. Dominika is not a talisman and is not a magic object. It is only a summons from the spouses to insistent and trustful prayers for the desirable offspring through the intercession of this saint.
St. Dominik is also the patron of infertile, pregnant and giving women. In order to receive offspring or a happy solution, a belt is used and the woman recommending St. Dominic.
The belt is made of a white ribbon or ribbon, on which the initial words of the prayer "O spem miram ..." (O, Prziejo o Przedziwna) and written by the Dominican fathers are written in Latin. It should be used in a given need, refusing with prayer the so-called responsory: "O, Nadziejo Przedziwna".
on the basis "Miracles and God's favors"