A historical Polish region, situated between the River Noteć, lake Gopło and the River Vistula. The first mention about Cuiavia appeared in Gnieźnieńska Bulla in 1332. Cuiavia is
a cradle of Polish state created by Władysław Łokietek who took part in one of the most important battles in Polish history, namely in Płowce. (the village 6 km far from Osięciny)On behalf of Władysław Łokietek, Cuiavia was once ruled by Przecław from Osięciny. Needles to say, Osięciny played an important role in the creation of Polish state. The region was taken over by Knights of the Cross but in 1343 Cuiavia was regained. As a result of numerous partitions of Cuiavia lands, and after the Second World War, Cuiavia became a part of Bydgoszcz province, and later to Włocławek’s  province.

    For this and many other reasons we are really proud of the history of our region.     

    The history of our town and the commune are worth further studying too. It is very absorbing. Osięciny gained civic rights in 1823. Then in 1841 Józef Skarbek became the owner of the town.

In 1855 Joseph Gzowski and count Joseph Skarbek funded in Osięciny the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The church was designed in neo-gothic style by Henryk Marconi, one to most eminent architects  from the 19th century The first administrators of the building was father Ludwik Bromierski. There is a historic main altar, two side altars and a choir loft. In the church there are the relics of our local martyrs from the Second World War: Father Józef Kurzawa and Father Wincenty Matuszewski.

In the temple you can also find the tomb of the founders of the church. Nowadays, the church and the perish is administered by father Zbigniew Cabański. Once you come to Osięciny, you cannot miss the great chance to visit the church.

Bleesed Martyrs from Osięciny

         Parish – priest Wincenty Matuszewski (1869-1940) and prefect priest Józef Kurzawa (1910-1940) lived in Osięciny during the Second World War. They were very popular and a lot of people loved them. They were bestially murdered on 24th May, 1940 by German fascists. They are buried in Osięciny. In 1990 our local authorities decided to  monument of the Blessed Martyrs. The Pope John Paul II beatificated them with other 106 martyrs on 13th June 1999.   18th February 2007 Blessed Martyrs are the patrons of Osięciny. 

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