„As in the years of my youth and boyhood, I wander in my soul to this particular place of the cult of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which exerted such a great influence on the sprirituality of the Wadowice area.”
John Paul II
The Order of Carmelite Fathers came to Wadowice in 1892. Among them was Saint Rafal Kalinowski. The monastery „On the Hill” was built between 1897-1899 and comprises: the church, the monastery and a smaller seminary. The church of Saint Joseph is of the Neoromanesque style with three naves. The main altar, constructed in the Tyrol and with a picture of Saint Joseph, stands in the centre. The famous picture of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is found on the altar in the left nave of the church.
Tłumaczenie Krystyna Lenik
Tekst z książki przewodnika "Moje Miasto Wadowice" autor Janusz Jędrygas przewodnik Beskidzki, Tatrzański, Terenowy, Instruktor Przewodnictwa