The church dedicated to st. Antoni Padewski in Sokółka
The church dedicated to st. Antoni Padewski in Sokółka is located by 47 Grodzieńska street. In recent times, the temple became famous for a few reasons. The most important reason was the miraculous revelation of a fragment of the heart of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. This unique, Eucharistic event made the church famous all around the world and became the destination of countless pilgrimages. Earlier, the chuirch of st. Antoni in Sokółka was known from several movies, such as „U Pana Boga za piecem”, „U Pana Boga w ogródku” and „U Pana Boga za miedzą”.
The church dedicated to st. Antoni Padewski in Sokółka was constructed in 1848. Originally, this church was built with dedication to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On June 9th, 1850, bishop Wacław Żyliński consecrated the temple with the dedication to St. Antoni Padewski.
The church of st. Antoni is a neo-classicist temple, which is characterized with a three-nave structure and a one-floor facade, crowned with two symetrically situated towers. The facade of the church is ornamented with a beautiful mosaic, with an image of Our Lady of Ostra Brama. In the temple there are three altars – the main altar with a picture of st. Antoni and the covered picture of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the sideway altar of st. Michał on the right and the sideway altar of st. Anna at the left side. Currently, the altar on the left – the chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary – became the place of adoration of the Eucharistic Relics with the Fragment of the Body of the Lord.