We are all a product of our family, circumstances, education and inherent belief systems. Thus it’s important to mention Henry’s education as a background for future survival. And on a tangent – I followed down one author Henry mentioned – Karol May.
St. Mary’s church anchors the Main Market Square of Krakow. The Hejnal Bugle Call draws tourists and is rooted in legend. There are two towers – the taller one is technically the city watch tower and the lower second one is the church steeple.
HOLY MOTHER of Częstochowa, Thou art full of grace, goodness and mercy. I consecrate to Thee all my thoughts, words and actions—-my soul and body. I beseech Thy blessings and especially prayers for my salvation. Today, I consecrate myself to Thee, Good Mother, totally with body and soul amid joy and sufferings to obtain for myself and others Thy blessings on this earth and eternal life in Heaven. Amen. Prayer to our Lady of Częstochowa
When I think of books on Poland in English that describe the nature of Poland to outsiders (we non-Polish Americans) only two ‘literature’ books come to mind. I am intentionally omitting the broad category of research materials on the WWII time period as well as memoirs and non-fiction accounts entitled “I survived Auschwitz/Dachau/Bergen-Belsen/pick your concentration camp. “