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Footsteps of St. Faustina Kowalska
Over two milion people come to Kraków every year to visit the place where Saint Sister Faustina Kowalska from the Congregation of the Sister of Our Lady of Mercy lived and died. The Feast of Divine Mercy entered the Liturgical Calendar of the entire Catholic Church on the first Sunday after Easter. Pope John Paul II, called Saint Faustina and her message "A GIFT OF GOD FOR OUR TIMES". Warszawa - Niepokalanów - Płock - Głogowiec - Świnice Warckie - Łódź - Częstochowa - Kraków - Oświęcim - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Wieliczka


1st DAY
Arrival in Warszawa, half day guided tour via Old Town , Market Square, St. John’s Cathedral, Royal Castle , Park & Chopin’s Monument in Łazienki and the Convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy which St. Faustina Kowalska (Helena Kowalska) entered in 1925 year. Visit to St. Stanisław Kostka Church for optional Holy Mass. 
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Warszawa.
 
   

2nd DAY 
After breakfast we depart for Niepokalanów where we visit Franciscan monastic complex devoted to the cult of  St. Maximilian Kolbe. We continue to Płock where Jesus  appeared to St. Faustina in 1931, bringing the message of Mercy for all mankind. Here you will visit the former Benedictine Abbey and the Divine Mercy Shrine in Płock . 
Return to Warszawa. Dinner in restaurant in the city centre. 
Overnight stay in hotel in Warszawa.

3rd DAY 
After breakfast we depart to Łódź via Głogowiec – a small village where St. Faustina was born in 1905. Further we travel to Świnice Warckie, situated 2 km from Głogowiec, where we visit parish church where Helena was baptised. Our next stop will be Łódź, city where Helena worked to help her parents. In this city close to Venecia Park St. Faustina had her first vistion. Next to this place the church (Parafia Św. Faustyny Kowalskiej) was built. 
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Łódź. 

4th DAY 
After breakfast we depart for Częstochowa . City where The Pauline Monastery is located – destination of many pilgrimages, where the famous painting of Black Madonna is displayed. 
Optional afternoon Holy Mass. 
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Częstochowa.
 


5th DAY 
After breakfast we departure for Krakow . 
Half day sightseeing of Kraków - inscribed on the UNESCO List of the World Heritage. Former capital of . A visit to the old Cracow includes the Wawel Castle , St. Mary’s Church, Jagiellonian University and the Cloth Hall. 
On the way to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki we pass through Tyniecka Street where Pope lived as an 18 years old boy with His father.
App. at 15.00 participation in rosary to Divine Mercy and sightseeing Sanctuary. The Centre of Divine Mercy was established by Pope John Paul II during his stay in in August 2002. Next to the old church containing the mortal remains of Saint Sister Faustina, the herald of Divine Mercy, a new basilica was built to the design of professor Witold Cenckiewicz. Here, in  the Congregation of the Sister of Our Lady
Dinner in the restaurant in the city centre with folk performance.
Overnight stay in Hotel in Kraków.  



6th DAY
After breakfast trip to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - a huge monastery with beautiful located Stations of the Cross – each one a separate chapel. The newest acquisition on the UNESCO List of the World Heritage in . The excursion includes a visit to the nearby Wadowice.
A town situated on the Skawa River , 55 km away from Krakow, was an important spot on the trade route from Kraków to Silesia . One of the most interesting monuments of Wadowice is the parish church dating back to the 15th c., located in the Market Square. It was rebuilt in the 18th c. but preserved its gothic presbytery till the present.  
Further trip to Auschwitz - which is the German version of the Polish Oświęcim, is known worldwide as the site of a notorious Nazi concentration camp.
The first section of the concentration camp, Auschwitz I, was established immediately after the Nazi occupation of in September 1939. Among its first prisoners were the professors of Krakow’s Jagiellonian University , many of whom died here. In all about 120,000 Poles, Gypsies and other nationalities died or were executed in this section of the Auschwitz concentration camp. In 1942 the second section, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was built for the sole purpose of housing and exterminating Jews brought here by train from all over Europe. Parts of both camps have been preserved as a memorial to those that died.
Dinner in the hotel.     
 

7th DAY 
After breakfast departure for a guided tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the most ancient mines in the world. It has been operating since the 13th century with no intermissions.
In 1978, it was listed as UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels, and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourist Route, the underground passages and chambers house the Kraków Salt-Works Museum , one of the largest mining-related museums in Europe .   
In the afternoon trip to one of the most magnificent Benedictine Abbeys of Poland. The trip will begin at the dock below the Wawel Hill in Krakow . With full steam ahead you will then float to Tyniec. Benedictine Abbey at Tyniec - first it was replaced by a Gothic structure, next by the 16th -century Renaissance one. And the abbey's present Baroque church dates back to the early 17th   century.
Participation in Organ concert in Benedictine Abbey will be unforgettable experience.
Dinner in the hotel.
 


8th DAY 

After breakfast- departure.









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