The basilica in Licheń is the largest church in Poland, built in the years 1994 - 2004. It is a gift from Lichen pilgrims in honor of Our Lady of Licheń. This temple was recognized by the Polish Episcopate as the jubilee votive offering of the Polish Nation - the world's largest votive offering on the occasion of 2000 years of Christianity. On February 25, 2005, the temple received the papal title of minor basilica as a confirmation of its importance and dignity among Polish churches.
"God does not look at the exterior of our works, but at the degree of love and the purity of intentions with which we carry them out" st. Vincent
The temple in Lichen is a unique votive offering. It is not only about its size, but above all about the motives of its uprising. The temple is an expression of gratitude to the millions of pilgrims who, with Our Lady of Lichen and through her, experienced the mercy of God. People healed of diseases of body and soul, comforted and strengthened in faith create a great community of devotees of the Mother of God who, through the sign of the temple, want to thank God for the favors received. Hence, one should look at the immensity of the temple and be amazed not so much by its size as by the depth of Christian gratitude.