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Lithuania & Poland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Steven Clarke

August 27 - September 8, 2023
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Lithuania & Poland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Steven Clarke

Aug 27 - Sep 8, 2023
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Vilnius · Sokolka · Warsaw · Czestochowa · Auschwitz · Wadowice · Kalwaria Zebrzydowska · Krakow · Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy) · Wieliczka

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Vilnius · Sokolka · Warsaw · Czestochowa · Auschwitz · Wadowice · Kalwaria Zebrzydowska · Krakow · Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy) · Wieliczka

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, baptized, 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 you, and allow you, to be able to forgive.


Fr. Steven Clarke


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at Centrally Located Hotels (or similar):
      ~ Aug 28 - Aug 31: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius
      ~ Aug 31 - Sep 02: Radisson Blu Sobieski or Sheraton, Warsaw
      ~ Sep 02 - Sep 03: Hotel Arche, Czestochowa
      ~ Sep 03 - Sep 08: Holiday Inn, Krakow
  • Transfers by air conditioned motor coach
  • Tour Escort Throughout
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Sightseeing with professional local guides:
      ~ Lithuania: Vilnius & Trakai Castle
      ~ Poland: Warsaw, Jasna Gora Monastery, Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz
  • Admissions:
      ~ Lithuania: University Courtyard in Vilnius, Trakai Castle
      ~ Poland: Warsaw Dinner & Folklore show at local restaurant, Jasna Gora Monastery, St. Mary Church, Royal Chambers and Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Headphones in Auschwitz
  • Mass daily & Spiritual Activities
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Vilnius
hotel
Radisson Blu Sobieski
Warsaw
hotel
Hotel Arche
Czestochowa
hotel
Holiday Inn
Krakow
Not included
  • Lunches, Beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Protection

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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Sunday, August 27: Departure from Chicago

Depart from Chicago International Airport on our overnight flight to Vilnius. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Be sure to take some time to meditate about the life-changing journey ahead.

Day 2 | Monday, August 28: Arrive Vilnius

Upon arrival in Vilnius Airport you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by our tour escort. After a warm welcome to Lithuania, we begin our pilgrimage with the orientation tour of Vilnius. We will have time to celebrate the Mass before going to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 | Tuesday, August 29: Vilnius

Following breakfast, we will depart for a sightseeing tour of Vilnius, including: Gates of Dawn, the Old Town, Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Church of St. Anna and Bernardine Monastery. You will also see the Courtyards of the Jesuit University, and the Medieval Castel, as well as the Divine Mercy Shrine. The first image of Divine Mercy, revealed to mankind in the message of Divine Mercy and painted at the request of Jesus, according to Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska’s vision in 1934, was painted here by the artist, Eugene Kazimirovski in the presence and under the instruction and direction of Saint Faustina herself and her spiritual director: Father Michael Sopocko. After lunch on our own, we will go on an excursion to visit Troki, the Castle of the Teutonic Knights. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 | Wednesday, August 30: Vilnius (Hill of the Crosses, Marian Shrine of Siluva)

After breakfast, we will depart the hotel for an excursion to the Hill of Crosses near the city of Siauliai. A place of pilgrimage for centuries, it is covered in thousands of crosses, large and small, many in an elaborate folk-art style. Despite being bulldozed three times by the Soviet authorities, the crosses quickly reappeared each time. Nearby, we will have lunch on our own and then we will continue to Siluva to visit the sanctuary of Our Lady of Siluva and celebrate the Mass. Return to Vilnius for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5 | Thursday, August 31: Vilnius – Sokolka - Warsaw

After an early breakfast at our hotel, we depart for Warsaw. Along the way, we will stop in Sokolka to visit St. Anthony Of Padua Church and see the Sokolka Eucharistic Miracle. We will have lunch on our own en route to Warsaw. Upon arrival in Warsaw, we celebrate the Mass at St. James Church where St. Faustina went when she arrived in Warsaw. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 | Friday, September 1: Warsaw

After breakfast, we drive to the Convent of Divine Mercy on Zytnia Street, which Faustina joined in 1924. Celebrate the Mass in the Chapel on Zytnia Street, where Faustina entered the convent. Then we will continue with the guided tour of landmarks of Warsaw including Old Town, Market Square, the Barbican and Royal Castle, Lazienki Park with Chopin Statue and palace on the Water. We will have lunch on our own. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to our hotel for dinner and a restful overnight at hotel.

Day 7 | Saturday, September 2: Warsaw – Czestochowa

After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and drive to Czestochowa through Niepokalanów to visit the Basilica of Virgin Mary, and Franciscan Monastery founded by St. Maximillian Kolbe. We continue to Swinice Warckie to see the church of St. Casmir where St. Faustina was baptized then continue to Czestochowa for a guided tour of the shrine by one of the Paulnian brothers or sisters. Tour to include the knights hall, treasury and museum, Basilica, New and old Via de Laroza, Sacristy and Chapel of the Black Madonna. We will celebrate the Mass at one of the chapels at Jasna Gora Monastery. We will enjoy the dinner at hotel before retiring for the evening in Czestochowa.

Day 8 | Sunday, September 3: Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Wadowice – Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Krakow

We will have breakfast at our hotel and depart for Auschwitz for the guided tour; including the cell of imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe and the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. After lunch on our own, we will continue to Wadowice to visit the birth place of Pope John Paul II and the local parish church where he was baptized at and celebrate the Mass. After Mass, we will drive on to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and visit the Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. After visiting the Sanctuary, we will drive to Krakow. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 9 | Monday, September 4: Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy)

After breakfast, we will depart for our excursion to Lagiewniki, the capital of Divine Mercy. It was here that the message of the Divine Mercy originated, which Christ Himself wished to pass on to our generation through the mediation of St. Faustina. Celebrate the Mass and visit the new center of Pope John paul II to see the displayed relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. It is part of his robe with a bloodstain on it from when he was shot in 1981. The Sanctuary houses the grace-working image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina. We will visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy, St. Faustina's convent chapel, and St. Faustina's Tomb. Drive back to Krakow for lunch on our own and an afternoon free at our leisure. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.

Day 10 | Tuesday, September 5: Krakow – Wieliczka

We will have breakfast at our hotel and depart for a visit of Wawel Hill including the Wawel cathedral, Krakow Old Market Square, St Marys church, Cloth hall, Jagellonian University (exterior visit) and Franciscan church. Lunch on our own. In the afternoon we will enjoy the guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Drive back to Krakow for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 | Wednesday, September 6: Krakow – Zakopane - Krakow

After breakfast, you will drive through the mountains to the breathtaking yet small and remote village of Zakopane. Take a cable car ride to the nearby mountaintop. At the top, you will truly experience God's magnificent Glory when you look out at the magnificent panoramic view. Following the many photos captured atop the mountain, head to the Jaszczorowka Chapel. The young Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II ) visited this architecturally distinct chapel often. As a young boy, Karol Wojtyla walked the paths surrounding the Jaszczorowka Chapel for prayer and reflection. After you experience this beautiful site that assisted in Saint John Paul II's Holy journey, continue to the colorful Krupowki Street. Have the opportunity to do some shopping at the local bazaar before returning to Krakow. Enjoy a beautiful dinner and an optional stroll through the old city before retiring for the evening.

Day 12 | Thursday, September 7: Free Day in Krakow

Today enjoy free day in Krakow. Spend day exploring Krakow on your own or in prayer or reflection. Later in the day group will meet for the Mass and farewell dinner.

Day 13 | Friday, September 8: Return to USA

We leave Krakow for our return flights home to the United States. Bid our new friends farewell as we reminisce about the inspiration the Lord has placed in our hearts and everything we have experienced during our trip!

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About your trip

  • Warsaw
  • Niepokalanow
  • Swinice Warckie
  • Czestochowa
  • Wadowice
  • Krakow
  • Zakopane
  • Auschwitz
  • 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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