The idea of building Golgotha was born in 1976 out of a desire to compensate for the sacrilege committed against the cross during World War II. The crucifix, perforated by the German youth educator Berta Bauer, is now placed in the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This event inspired the stone mountain Golgotha to be a form of expiation, a work of penance and atonement for sins.
As you pass the entrance to Golgotha, Pilgrim will come across a large stone with the inscription:
"Lord Jesus Christ, it is not nails that have nailed you, but my sin." These words will lead you to the summit of Golgotha, and there, looking at the cross can open your heart to the grace of God's mercy.
Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC Custodian of the Sanctuary
Golgotha is one of those places of the Lichen sanctuary that is always haunted during pilgrimages. Almost every pilgrim finds time to wander the winding path to the summit of Golgotha in silence and reflection, to stand at the cross and look with love at the Crucified Christ. It can not be otherwise. Our Lady of Licheń, called the Sorrowful Queen of Poland, calls for conversion and penance. The Sorrowful Mother directs pilgrims to the Crucified Christ, because only His love can convince the most unrepentant sinners.