Fr. Jacek (Jacinto) Leszczynski OFMConv.
Come to Poland with us in July 2016!
Join us for an unforgettable 13-day journey from July 22 to August 3, 2016. We will be taking adults over 18 to World Youth Day in Krakow with Pope Francis and extending our trip before and after.
Fri, Jul. 22 1st day
Depart Raleigh (RDU)
Sat, Jul 23 2nd day
Arrive Warsaw, Poland (WAW), Niepokalanów (Maximiliano Maria Kolbe Convent) transfer to Czestochowa (Black Madonna)
Sun, Jul 24 3rd day
Czestokowa (Visit to Sanctuary, and Mass in the Virgin’s Chapel, vespers) & Krakow
Mon, Jul 25 4th day
Krakow-Auschwitz/Birkenau, the concentration camps where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) gave their lives. Learn the history and visit the cell of St. Kolbe on your guided tour. Take time to pray for the victims of the holocaust.
Tue, Jul 26 5th day
Krakow City Tours: (Time permitting), WYD Opening Ceremonies in the evening
Wed, Jul 27 6th day
Catechesis in the morning, WYD cultural events in the afternoon
Thu, Jul 28 7th day
Catechesis in the morning, Welcoming ceremonies with Holy Father in the evening
Fri, Jul 29 8th day
Catechesis in the morning, WYD cultural events & Stations of Cross in the afternoon
Sat, Jul 30 9th day
Pilgrimage in the morning, Vigil with our Holy Father throughout the night
Sun, Jul 31 10th day
Morning Mass with our Holy Father—afternoon at our leisure
Mon, Aug 1 11th day
Krakow-Wieliczka (Salt Mines) - Krakow
Tue, Aug 2 12th day
Krakow— Wadowice, the birth place of St. John Paul II. Visit the home where Karol Wojtyla was born and raised, and the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary where he was Baptized and later Confirmed. Take time to pray, as young Karol did, before the miraculous image of our Lady of Perpetual Help - Zakopane (mountains) - Krakow
Wed, Aug 3 13th day
Krakow– WAW (Warsaw). Return to Raleigh (RDU).
**(St. Mary’s Basilica, Divine Mercy Shrine, JPII Have no Fear Shrine and Center, Wawel Cathedral, and Market Square), TBD during WYD.
Total Cost: Only $ 2,999 per person
Included: air fare RDU-WAW-RDU. Transportation throughout the trip with guides. Public transportation in Krakow. All entrance fees, lodging, insurance, three meals per day during WYD, breakfast if in hotels.
Not included: Passport and/or Visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal expenses.
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