For the first miracles to appear through the intercession of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk, one did not have to wait long. They were written down a month after his death. The first of these happened shortly after the Saint’s funeral. Troubled by a serious illness, Katarzyna, a townswoman from Kazimierz, heard in a dream a voice promising that she would be healthy and not die. She was supposed to go to the grave of Stanisław Kazimierczyk and order a Holy Mass. She obeyed the dream’s command and recovered. Within a few days, in a small community of less than two thousand people in Kazimierz, everyone had heard about the miracle of Katarzyna being healed.
A year past, and thanks to Stanisław of Kazimierz, 176 miracles were recorded. A lot of information about the graces that God gave to those praying for the intercession of St. Stanisław can be read from votive paintings donated by grateful worshipers of the monk from Kazimierz. We learn from them that the chamberlain Czartoryska thanks him for a light childbirth and will give him a „son,” and that Adam Bosowski, a courtier of King Władysław „and his wife,” gave thanks that the blood stopped flowing from his daughter’s eyes, and that the „previously ill, deaf, and blind” were healed.
The most famous miracle through the intercession of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk was the healing of the Oświęcim starost, Piotr Komorowski, who most likely suffered from an orbital abscess. The disease was a huge blow for him, because he had lost his first eye seventeen years earlier during a military expedition. Nevertheless, he did not lose hope and went to the tomb of St. Stanisław, where he prayed for health. His prayers were quickly answered. After two days, the starost returned to the Corpus Christi Church and announced that not only the pain had subsided, but he had also completely regained his sight. As a thank-you for the grace he had received, he decided to found a church in Sucha Beskidzka.
This miracle, under the papal dispensation based on the decree of Pope Urban VIII of 1634, was approved in the beatification process of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk. This decree allows for the beatification of people who died at least a hundred years before its publication and are still considered saints. Stanisław of Kazimierz fulfilled this condition.
Healing a religious brother
Also the monastic brother, Mikołaj, from Swoszowice, was seriously ill when the pious Father Stanisław appeared in a very nice red cape, holding a beautiful book in his hands. He greeted the sick man and said. “Do not be afraid, because you will be healthy and you will still serve your brothers,” and this also happened. It is not possible today to say what kind of book St. Stanisław was holding, perhaps a ritual. This took place in 1489, and this monastic brother Mikołaj died in 1505, which is to show that the words of St. Stanisław came true.
Cure from mutilations
Stanisław, the son of Peczkraus from Kazimierz, was very ill due to the injury to his body and he was dying. His mother offered to the tomb of the aforementioned Father, a Holy Mass, light, and a waxwork and he immediately recovered.
A quarrelsome wife
Jakub Niger, a butcher in Kazimierz, had a serious quarrel with his wife. He took it before the city councilors, and the councilors were negative towards him, so he went to the pious Stanisław, asking for help, vowing one Holy Mass and the matter was happily ended for him on that day.
Agnieszka Galhor, Michał’s wife, was in great trouble because of a considerable debt for which her husband could be imprisoned. She made a vow in the tomb of the pious father during saying Holy Mass and everything happened as she asked.
Birth of a child
Katarzyna, wife of Piotr Bargel, a tailor from Kazimierz, was pregnant and when the time to give birth came, she could not give birth. In her great pains, she vowed to go to the tomb of St. Stanislaus and make a sacrifice for the Holy Mass, and immediately she happily gave birth.
The counselor from Kazimierz, Stanisław Kaszych, came to the superior of the Corpus Christi Church together with his son Stanisław, the rector of the Church of St. Leonard in Kazimierz, and stated that he publicly said many times that he did not believe that a priest buried in the Church of Corpus Christi would heal anyone. When a disease struck him that made him unable to swallow any saliva, he came with a candle to the tomb of St. Stanisław and kneeling down, he begged for recovery, and the disease was gone immediately.
Dorota Molner’s son was involved in some riot and his enemies decided to kill him. He was hiding. His eyes were weak. His mother, seeing no possibility of saving him, went to the tomb of St. Stanislaus asking for help by offering Holy Mass and candles so that God might save him through his merits. And everything ended well.
Back on track
One woman, refusing to give her name and surname, often visited the tomb of St. Stanisław, asking him with great confidence to take care of her and let her get married and somehow return to her good name. She asked a priest to celebrate Holy Mass at the tomb of St. Stanislaus and everything happened as she desired.
In the year of our Lord 1623, immediately after the plague prevailed in Krakow, on Easter Monday, there was a great inflammation of the Jewish city in Kazimierz near Krakow, so much so that the fires illuminated Krakow and at midnight you could see people on the roofs fighting the fire. There was also a heavy wind that carried the fire from the Jewish town to as far as Zwierzyniec. At that time, the monastery and the church of Corpus Christi were in great danger because the monastery still had a lot of wooden buildings, and the wind over the church and monastery was worsening the fire. Frightened by such a case, the monks, seeing that it was difficult to stop the fire, some defended the roofs while others ran to the holy tomb Father Stanisław, asking God through his merits to keep them from this fire. A strange thing happened; immediately all the wind that carried fire on the monastery and church turned on the Vistula. And so with God’s help, the church and monastery were freed, for which the monks and the whole city made a solemn votive with the castle on the next day, thanks to God.
Defense against the Swedes
Jan Płocka from the village called Tonie, came to our Corpus Christi church on November 3, 1709, asking for a Mass at the tomb of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk as thanks to God for a time when the Swedish soldiers with horses took him prisoner. So that he would not run away, they kept him in Kazimierz, so he resorted to the cause of St. Stanislaus at the suggestion of a woman. Immediately that night, God gave him a certain way to escape and he ran away with the horses, hiding in a house with the horses for three days, although he was wanted, and he returned home happily after the soldiers had left.
A request for a son’s appointment
I, the undersigned, having been on a retreat at the Corpus Christi Church for several years, I asked St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk, to ask, if it is in accordance with God’s will, a priestly vocation for my son, Leopold. I promised a votive offering in the tomb of this saint. My request, though unworthy of such a great grace, was answered. And for several years my son has been, by the grace of God and the Divine Heart, the cause of the Most Holy Virgin, St. Joseph, and the cause of Saint Stanisław Kazimierczyk, a servant of the altar. And I, an ungrateful mother, put off the promise made to St. Stanisław. It is only during this last retreat that I pay with heartfelt gratitude to the saint by offering a votive offering and asking Reverend Fr. for the gracious permission to hang this votive offering at the tomb of Saint Stanislaus. I am continuing to ask for gracious protection over my son, so that he may be a priest after God’s Heart and that he may endure in good to the end.
Jadwiga Petrzykowa, Kraków, on April 16, 1919.
Recovery of stolen property
Before heaven, the Blessed Mother and All Saints, I testify to the following grace through the intercession of St. Stanisław, and I testify to God that I am telling the truth: In 1906, the head of the post office, whose branch was located in a building owned by the Congregation, was sending a large sum of money to the main post office after closing the daily accounts. They soon received a fearful message that 100,000 crowns were lost. Suspected of complicity, the chief (his name was Witkowski), was put under police investigation. In a desperate situation, he arrived at the Corpus Christi church, asking for Mass at the tomb of the Saint. On the second day after the celebration of Holy Mass, by the undersigned, we have received the joyful news that the culprit has been detected and the entire sum of money has been found. For the grace we had received, we thanked the Lord God, who appeared to the merciful in His servant.
Fr. August Błachut.
Release the repentant prisoner
I have a friend who has been arrested twice. He returned home for the first time after two years in prison with ruined health. The second arrest came shortly after, and the prisoner waited 18 months for trial. He was sentenced to three years but his health was in such a state that serving the sentence completely would amount to death. I prayed fervently for six months in front of the altar of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk that he could get out of prison earlier and thus save his life. The prisoner himself said afterward that his release was a miracle. I promised St. Kazimierczyk that if he listened to me, I would announce a miracle. Grateful for extraordinary grace.
Zofia Jamróz, Krakow, 1948.
I suffered from rheumatic pains in my legs for three months. On May 3, 1951, in a sermon, I heard about the favors people receive through the intercession of St. Stanisław Kazimierczyk. Since I started praying in front of the saint’s coffin, I was completely healed, I don’t feel any pains in my legs anymore. I promised to thank you and announce this grace for listening to my request.
Józefa Czechur, Kraków, on May 12, 1951.