Footsteps of St. John Paul II

Highlights: Divine Mercy Shrine, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (UNESCO), Wadowice, Family House of John Paul II

During this tour we follow the footsteps of John Paul II, visiting the places he loved and that were milestones in his life and mission. All of them are the part of famous Route of John Paul II in Southern Poland.

During our tour we visit the Divine Mercy Shrine in Lagiewniki where St. Sr. Faustina – the Apostle of God’s Mercy was buried in 1938. This place, called by the Pope the Capital of Divine Mercy, became one of the largest pilgrimage centres in Europe. Then we stop in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (Calvary), the second biggest pilgrimage centre of Marian devotion in Poland. One of the most unique monuments of culture and religiousness Kalwaria, was built in the 17th-18th c. as the symbolic imitation of Jerusalem. There are about 40 chapels spread in the picturesque hilly area, and the Franciscans’ Monastery where the Holy Icon of Our Lady is kept. We also stop in Wadowice – the birthplace of John Paul II. Here we visit his Family House and the Basilica where he was baptised. We enjoy some free time for personal devotions. You can also buy some souvenirs or taste famous Pope’s cake !