The small town of Miechow, located just 40 kilometers north of Krakow, is famous for the Sanctuary of the Holy Sepulchre.

Among the buildings, the foundations of which were laid in the 12th century, there is now a magnificent three-nave basilica, imposing post-convent buildings of the Holy Sepulchre monastery and the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, dating from the 16th century, which attracts numerous pilgrims from Poland and abroad.

The Chapel houses the world’s oldest replica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

source: Miechow parish website

In another chamber, to which the monastery cloisters lead, there is a copy of the Turin Shroud, venerated by Miechowians, personally consecrated years ago by St. John Paul II in Rome.

The monastery grounds are also home to the magnificent Lieutenancy of the Knights of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

It is hard to imagine a better place to promote knowledge of the Veil of Manoppello, which, according to the latest research, lay on the face of Jesus Christ at the moment of his resurrection, on which a color photograph of the Lord’s face was fixed in a miraculous way, still incomprehensible to modern science.

For more information about the Miechow shrine, visit the parish’s website:

An excellent source of information about the Veil of Manoppello is the website, available in many languages: