These days, the Polish nation and the whole Christian Europe give thanks to God for the Victory over bolshevism in 1920 which tried to spread atheism into the Christian countries of Europe.
The Battle of Warsaw (Bitwa Warszawska) better know as the Miracle at the Vistula (Cud nad Wisłą) was the decisive battle of the Polish–Soviet War, which began soon after the end of World War I in 1918 . The battle was fought from August 12–25, 1920 as Bolshevik’s Red Army forces commanded by Mikhail Tukhachevsky approached the Polish capital of Warsaw and nearby Modlin Fortress. Polish forces under the command of Józef Piłsudski counterattacked, forcing the soviets forces into a withdrawal behind the Neman River.
Before the Polish victory at the Vistula, both the Bolsheviks and the majority of foreign experts considered Poland to be on the verge of defeat. The stunning, unexpected Polish victory crippled the Bolshevik forces. Poland remained independent. And the whole Western Europe was saved from Bolshevism and rules of the Soviets.
Since it was done on the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother (Assumption Feast), we believe that the Blessed Mother – the Queen of Poland – was “involved” in this victory. We give her thanks and ask for her constant protection. Special Mass on this occasion will be celebrated Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:30.