Fr. Jacek (Jacinto) Leszczynski OFMConv.
Conventual Franciscans


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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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