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
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.
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.
Krakow - St John Paul II sanctuary
Wadowice – family home of John Paul II
Wadowice - Basilica of the presentation of the blessed virgin mary
Wadowice - Kremowki
Zakopane - Gubałówka
Zakopane – Dunajec river rafting