St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Justyna Kuska


Sculpture depicting Saint Thérèse of Lisieux was made in the early 1940s by the Cracovian sculptor Wojciech Maciejowski. He ran his own sculpture workshop located at Mazowiecka Street in Cracow. For some time he also had an additional workshop at the Cracovian Convention of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, for whom he performed numerous orders in the Corpus Christi Church. It is most probably thanks to the canons that Maciejowski was sent to the church in Kamień, where the Cracovian convent member was the priest. In addition to the statue in question depicting Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Maciejowski for the church in Kamień also made a sculpture of the Christ Crucified and carved a Pieta (both placed in the church porch). In 1941-1943, the sculptor was also to supervise the creation of confessionals and choir-stalls for the temple in Kamień. St. Thérèse of Lisieux lived in the years 1873-1897. At the age of 15, she joined the convent of Discalced Carmelites. In iconography she is depicted in a Carmelite habit wearing a crucifix or a bunch of roses in her hand.

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Justyna Kuska, "St. Thérèse of Lisieux", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source:

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