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St. Anthony Parish

Poland Pilgrimage

Reflect, Renew & Relax in the footsteps of:
St. Faustina, St. Pope John Paul II, and St. Maximillian Kolbe

Spiritual Director: Fr. John Henderson

Group Coordinator: Losia & George Radominski

July 9 - 22, 2020

$150 Discount Book by October 31, 2019 - Promo Code: HENDERSON2020

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Krakow · Tyniec · Lagiewniki · Wadowice · Krakow · Zakopane · Auchwitz · Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy) · Wieliczka

On this journey, we follow in the footsteps of three great Polish saints - St. John Paul, St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy - as we embrace the culture of the Polish people. We entrust our pilgrims and journeys to the maternal protection of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

As you make your way to Poland, Land of Kings, Saints, and Divine Mercy, walk in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II! From where he was born and baptized, to where he became a Priest - Bishop - Cardinal, and where he spent his time visiting as Pope. Take in the Shrine of Divine Mercy (in Lagiewniki) and be drawn closer to the life of St. Faustina and her Divine Mercy message. One of the most obvious works of mercy, and perhaps the most difficult to put into practice, is to forgive others. This pilgrimage will teach, and allow you, to be able to forgive.


Fr. John Henderson

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ July 10 - 22, Radisson Blu, Krakow
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily:
  • 2 Dinners in local restaurant with folklore / live Klezmer music
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and spiritual activities
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Headsets for sightseeing
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Radisson Blu
Krakow

12 Nights

Not included
  • Meals not mentioned, drinks, Tips to your guide & driver, Items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Thu, July 9: Depart to Poland

• Prepare for your departure to the airport and your overnight flights to Poland.

Day 2, Fri, July 10: Krakow Arrival

• Arrive at Krakow Airport and meet our professional English•speaking tour escort.
• Board the coach and transfer to the hotel.
• Check into the hotel upon arrival.
• Welcome dinner at the hotel.
• Overnight.

Day 3, Sat, July 11: Krakow - Tyniec - Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Drive to the 11th - century Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec (entrance fee included).
• Celebrate a Mass there (subject to confirmation).
• Lunch on your own ( Optional Restaurant or Lunch 3 course meal ).
• Lunch on own - 3 course meal - $32 supplement per person.
• Return to Krakow.
• Tour the Krakow Old Town. Explore Market Square (at two hundred meters squared, it became the largest market place in Europe) and hear the silver trumpet of the bugler from St. Mary's Tower. We will visit the church, where we can see the extraordinary Europe's largest wooden altar the work of Wit Stwosz. The surroundings of the square have remained unchanged for almost 700 years and contain buildings of historic value, such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall, and the Burgher's houses.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Sun, July 12: Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Stanislaw, Poland's second most important pilgrimage shrine (subject to confirmation).
• Note: Mass at the Cathedral of St. Stanislaw is available only at 8am and remains subject to confirmation.
• Proceed to Wawel hill for a guided tour of the Cathedral, Coronation Chapel and the Royal Chambers where a superb collection of Arras tapestries are on view (entrance fee included).
• Lunch on your own ((Optional Restaurant for Lunch 3 course meal).
• Continue to Collegium Maius (entrance fee included) where JPII was a student, as well as the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus were students. Have a guided tour.
• Free afternoon in Krakow.
• Dinner at the local restaurant with a folk show.
• Overnight .

Day 5, Mon, July 13: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Drive to Lagiewniki for a visit to the new John Paul II Center - "Have no Fear" and pray by the relic of Saint Pope John Paul II.
• Celebrate Mass at one of the center's chapels.
• Lunch on your own (Optional Restaurant for Lunch 3 course meal).
• Return to Krakow for a free afternoon.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Tue, July 14: Krakow - Wadowice - Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• In the morning, travel to Wadowice, the birthplace and hometown of Pope John Paul II. Visit his house, now a museum (entrance fee included).
• Celebrate Mass in the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (subject to confirmation) and see the baptismal font where John Paul II was baptized.
• Lunch on your own.
• On the way back to Krakow visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska which was a popular pilgrimage place for Pope John Paul II when he was a young man and where in the 17th century the Palatine of Krakow founded a Franciscan Monastery. On the slope of the hill and the valley is an architectural 'Way of the Cross' made up of 40 chapels set on the surrounding hills.
• Free afternoon in Krakow.
• Dinner and overnight..

Day 7, Wed, July 15: Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow

• After breakfast, depart for day trip to Zakopane.
• Celebrate Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church (subject to confirmation), built by the mountaineers in gratitude for the Blessed Mother saving the life of Pope John Paul II from an assassination attempt.
• Take a guided sightseeing tour of Zakopane (tour with TE), called the "Winter capital of Poland" including a typical mountaineer architecture.
• Lunch on your own.
• Take the gondolas to Mt. Gubalowka for a bird's eye view over the city and hillsides of Zakopane (entrance fee included; subject to confirmation upon to the weather conditions).
• Free time in the afternoon for shopping and relaxation on famous Krupowki Street.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Thu, July 16: Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Celebrate Mass at the St. Mary's Church in Krakow (subject to confirmation).
• Visit the Schindler's Factory Museum (entrance fee included).
• Drive to Kazimierz and have time for lunch there.
• Have a guided tour of Kazimierz - the former Krakow Jewish District, for centuries center of Jewish life and culture in Europe, highly damaged during the World War II. Your walk will include a visit to the Remuh Synagogue and Old Synagogue (entrance fees included).
• Free time in Kazimierz.
• Dinner at the restaurant in Kazimierz with live Klezmer music.
• Overnight .

Day 9, Fri, July 17: Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

• After breakfast, depart Krakow for Oswiecim.
• Celebrate Mass at the Franciscan Monastery at St. Maximillian Center in Oswiecim (subject to confirmation).
• Lunch on your own.
• Have a guided tour of the Museum of the Auschwitz•Birkenau Concentration Camp (entrance fee included). It was the largest in the Third Reich, set up in 1940 for prisoners from Poland. The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions in which Genocide was performed by the Nazi•Germans. NOTE Visit to Aushwitz is subject to confirmation upon availability.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 10, Sat, July 18: Czestochowa - Krakow

• After breakfast, drive to Czestochowa.
• Guided tour of Jasna Gora (entrance fee included) by one of the Paulinian brothers, seeing the Old & New Via Dolorosa, Knights hall, the Treasury, Rectory and Sacristy, on your way to the Chapel of the Black Madonna. Pope John Paul II has visited Eastern Europe's most famous shrine four times since his election to the Chair of Peter. Czestochowa remains one of the biggest pilgrimage centers in the world, attracting more than five million visitors each year.
• Celebrate a Mass at one of the chapels.
• Lunchunch on your own.
• Return to Krakow with time on your own.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 11, Sun, July 19: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow - Day 1 of Retreat

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Today we will visit the Divine Mercy Shrine in Lagiewniki, where Saint Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. There is the Basilica erected and consecrated by the Holy Father John Paul II in 2002 and the chapel that houses the Image of the Divine Mercy, famed for its graces, and the relics of St Faustina. Enjoy a guided tour of the shrine.
• Celebrate a Mass there (subject to confirmation).
• Free time for lunch on your own.
• Return to Krakow.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day 12, Mon, July 20: Krakow - Lagiewniki - Krakow - Day 2 of Retreat

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Depart Krakow for Lagiewniki, for one more visit to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary.
• Celebrate a Mass there (subject to confirmation).
• Free time for lunch on your own.
• Return to Krakow.
• Dinner and overnight

Day 13, Tue, July 21: Krakow - Wieliczka - Krakow

• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Board the couch and drive to Wieliczka to visit World Famous Salt Mines, known for its beautiful and unique underground constructions made of salt. (NOTE: Visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine is subject to confirmation upon availability.
• Celebrate a Mass in the underground chapel (subject to confirmation).
• Lunch on your own in Wieliczka.
• Board the couch, drive back to Krakow.
• Free afternoon in Krakow.
• Farewell Dinner at Wierzynek Restaurant.
• Overnight.

Day 14, Wed, July 22: Krakow departure

• Breakfast.
• Prepare for your departure to the airport and your homebound flights.

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2020 Dates & Prices

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,290.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)





Would like to stop over in Europe?

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Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,290.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)



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About your trip

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  • Krakow
  • Tyniec
  • Lagiewniki
  • Wadowice
  • Krakow
  • Zakopane
  • Auchwitz
  • Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy)
  • Wieliczka
About Krakow & Saint John Paul II:

Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II) was born in the Polish town of Wadowice on May 18, 1920. He moved to Krakow with his father in 1938, where he attended Jagiellonian University and began studying for the priesthood. He was ordained as a priest on November 1, 1946 and went on to continue his studies in Rome until 1948. He returned to Poland that same year for his first pastoral assignment in the village of Niegowic, which lasted seven months. He then was transferred to the parish of St. Florian in Krakow, where he also spent time hiking in the mountains and canoeing with young people click here to read more

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