Roman Catholic Catechism in Polish
Katechizm álbo náuká wiáry y pobożności Krześćijáńskiey, według uchwaly S. Tridentskiego Concilium.
Kraków: Mikoláiá Szárffenbergá, 1568. (BRB0701)
The Catechismus ex decreto Concilii Tridentini ad parocos was the official Roman Catholic response to the Protestant catechisms that proliferated in the early Reformation period. The Roman Catechism was intended for parish priests and comprised doctrinal expositions of the Apostles’ Creed, sacraments, Ten Commandments, and prayers. Finalized after the Council of Trent and issued by papal authority, the text was first published in Latin in 1566. European vernacular language printings were soon disseminated, including this Polish translation printed in Kraków in 1568. Shown is the section on Creeds illustrated with a woodcut of the Baptism of Jesus and a banner with the Latin inscription “Hic est filius meus dilectus in quo mihi complacui” from Matthew 3:1 (“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”).