Wayside shrine

Catalogue note author
Maria Działo


The wayside shrine, also called a plague column, which was created in 1758 in Biały Potok from the foundation of father Adam Wilczek. It is decorated with images of saints: St. Mary Magdalene, St. Rosalia, St. Donatus and St. Florian. There is a statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Child on the top. The statues of holy women were to protect against the plague, St. Donatus against lightning and storms, St. Florian against fires, and the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was asked to provide all the necessary care.

How to cite?

Maria Działo, "Wayside shrine", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2023, source:  https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/wayside-shrine

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