Parish Pilgrimage to Poland

POLAND IS BEAUTIFUL

JASNA GORA MONASTERY

The Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa is a famous polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and one of the country's places of pilgrimage – for many the monastery is a spiritual capital.

Black Madonna of Częstochowa

The image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, also known as Our Lady of Czestochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is one of Jasna Gora's most precious treasures.

Unveiling of OUR LADY OF Częstochowa

 

KRAKÓW

WIELICZKA – SALT MINE

MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ - BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

Pope Francis vists Auschwitz

He entered the camp by foot, passing through iron gates under the infamous sign reading "Arbeit Macht Frei", German for "Work Sets You Free". Visibly moved by the sight of the wooden guard towers, barbed wire fences and inmate barracks, he sat in silent prayer for about 15 minutes in tribute to the 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, killed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two.

Auschwitz

Krakow - Divine mercy sanctuary

Krakow Divine mercy sanctuary

Krakow - St John Paul II sanctuary

St John Paul II sanctuary

Wadowice – family home of John Paul II

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Wadowice - Basilica of the presentation of the blessed virgin mary

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Wadowice - Kremowki

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Zakopane - Gubałówka

 

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Zakopane – Dunajec river rafting

 

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