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2017 Poland Pilgrimage Photos

In 2018, Family Honor will celebrate our 30th year of serving families with programs, training and resources that focus on a family-centered approach to chastity education. Family Honor kicked off our Year of Thanksgiving to our Lord for the many graces he has given to families and to Family Honor with a pilgrimage to Poland from March 28 to April 6. These photos – and the article under the About Us tab, Executive Director folder – give an overview of the pilgrimage. 

Zakopane, Poland. Saint John Paul II often walked in these mountains.

 

Interior of St. Casimir Church in Swince Warckie, where St. Faustina was baptized.

 

House where St. Faustina lived as a child.

 

Replica of St. Faustina’s room in the convent at Lagiewniki, where St. Faustina spent the last two years of her life.

 

Group photo outside, at the Jasna Gora monastery.

 

Family Honor Poland Pilgrims at Jasna Gora monastery. Group is pictured with the portrait of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna. St. John Paul II was known to make frequent visits to the monastery throughout his life.

 

Church at the Shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow.

 

Bronze statue of St. John Paul II at his Shrine in Krakow.

 

Calvary Chapel, at Calvary Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. While here, we viewed the miraculous painting of Our Lady of Kalwaria.

 

Father LeBlanc, Spiritual Director for our Pilgrimage, said Mass for our pilgrim group at the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

 

Pilgrimage tour guide Olga pictured with Family Honor executive director Brenda Cerkez. Standing in front of statue of St. John Paul II in Wadowice, Poland, birthplace of JP II. Slightly behind them, to the left, is the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where JP II was baptized. To the right (not pictured) is the apartment where JP II was born and lived as a child with his parents.

 

We toured Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Castle in Krakow. King Casimir III the Great (who reigned from 1333-1370) ordered this built.

 

Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow.

 

In Krakow, inside the Chapel of the miraculous image of the Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina.