The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało).
The work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, the idea to put the bronze statue outside the Capuchin Monastery in the city’s Old Town, was reportedly hatched three years ago in recognition of the Order’s assistance to the homeless and people in need.
The mysterious village of Łupków has a rich history but nearly all remnants of the settlement were destroyed after WWII with just the church foundation, bell tower and cemetery remaining.
It may have survived fire and Nazi bombs but the Baryczkowski Crucifix is in dire need of a bit of tender loving care.
It may be known as home of the tallest statue of Jesus in the world (perhaps) but Świebodzin has much more to offer visitors than just tall figures.