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Poland & Czech Republic, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints Dates: Sep 14th (Tue) to Aug 25th (Wed) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Poland & Czech Republic

Lands of Mercy, Lands of Saints!

Departure city: Denver, CO. Other cities may be available at a possible add-on cost.

Join Stella Maris Tours (Mater Dei’s Affiliate Office in Colorado) on this amazing Divine Mercy pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, St. John Nepomucene and many others.

Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy!  Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina).  Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II!  Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps, where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred. Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata (Niepokalanow).  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church. See for yourself why Karol Wojtyla, the future St. John Paul II, loved the mountain area of Poland in Zakopane. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are also included and so much more!  

Depart Poland and journey to the Czech Republic. Learn about this country’s rich history by visiting Prague, Capital of the Czech Republic. Internationally renown as one fo the most beautiful cities in the entire world. Prague’s unique architecture and impressive city design (amazing squares), will certainly captivate your heart! Visit the unforgettable St Vitus Cathedral of Prague situated in the majestic Prague Castle. Walk the historic old town inside the castle walls and descend from the promontory until reaching the infamous Charles Bridge, where St. John Nepomucene was martyred defending the Seal of Confession. Pray at the Carmelite Church Our Lady of Victory, home of the famous small statue of Jesus that started a worldwide devotion, The Infant Of Prague. In the Czech Republic, we also Karlstejn Castle, and impressive structure built for the safekeeping of the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech Crown Jewels, Holy Relics, and other royal treasures. 

Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage to see the magnificent beauty and amazing history of these places.

For more details it is best to read the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box.

 

Spiritual Director:  Fr. Israel Gonsalves, O.C.D., Carmelite Priest serving in the Archdiocese of Denver (Pastor Of St. Frances Cabrini, Littleton, CO)

Tour Director: Susan Swanson (Stella Maris Tours) 

Departure city: Denver, Colorado

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Themes: Central Europe, Carmelite Spirituality, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Stella Maris Locations: Czech Republic, Poland
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