In Poland, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is connected with the “Miracle on the Vistula”, the victorious moment of the Battle of Warsaw. This year marks the 100th anniversary of this battle, which is considered by international historians as the 18th decisive battle in world history.

Between August 12 and 15, 1920, one of the most significant battles in the history of Europe took place on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland.

Nearby Warsaw, the Polish army not only defended the independence of the Polish State, reborn after 123 years of captivity, but also stopped the march of Bolshevik hordes on Europe. Saint John Paul II in 1999 during his visit at the Cemetery of War Victims of 1920 in Radzymin said: “You know that I was born in 1920, in May, at the time when the Bolsheviks were heading for Warsaw. And that’s why I have carried in me since my birth a great debt to those who then took up the fight against the invader and won, paying for it with their lives”.

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