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Saint Barbara, Virgin and Martyr was adopted as Partron Saint of the Polish Underground as announced in 26 May 1944 issue of the Catholic Herald:


LITANY OF SAINT BARBARA: Adopted by Poland's Resistance Movements

Saint Barbara, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us Saint Barbara. whom the mountains obeyed, pray for us Saint Babara, best of all citadels for our defence, pray for us Saint Barbara, in prison free, pray for us Saint Barbara, guardian of miners, pray for us Saint Barbara, patroness of Underground Poland, pray for us

Saint Barbara, sister of dispatch carriers, pray for us Saint Barbara, guardian of secret printers, pray for us Saint Barbara, comrade of Underground soldiers, pray for us

Saint Barbara, guardian of liaison-agents, pray for us Saint Barbara, shield of those who fight for freedom, pray for us

Saint Barbara, hope of the imprisoned. pray for us Saint Barbara, valour of the tortured, pray for its Saint Babara, heroic victory, pray for us

That we may be granted courage and gallantry, intercede for us That we may be granted patience and confidence. intercede for us That we may he granted steadfastness and serenity. intercede for us

That we may be granted assistance in the hour or death, intercede for us.


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