Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Exultation of the Cross at Black Madonna

by Steve Ray on September 14, 2011

Janet and I are driving our rental car (and running) around Poland in anticipation of our group arriving tomorrow. Today we had Mass of the Exultation of the Cross with the bishop of Czestochowa in front of the Icon of the Black Madonna which they say was painted by St. Luke on a table in Nazareth made by Jesus. JP II visited here four times when pope.

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We pick up our group tomorrow and have Mass at St. Stanislaw Koska where Polish hero and martyr Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko is buried. He was the hero of Solidarity and was beatified in June 2010.

Starting tomorrow I will be uploading daily videos of our pilgrimage on my blog.

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screen-capture-1Today our pilgrim group leaves the USA to fly to Warsaw Poland. Janet and I have been here for four days exploring and getting everything ready for their arrival.

We will pick them up at the airport on Thursday, September 15 and the ADVENTURE BEGINS!

We will spend two days in Warsaw and the surround areas, visiting the city started by St. Kolbe and much more. Then to Krakow, Auschwitz, the mountains where JPII spent his vacations, and much more.

I will be posting daily videos via YouTube on my blog each day so YOU can join us virtually on this pilgrimage through the land of Blessed John Paul II, St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy, St. Maximilian Kolbe and much more.

Click on the image to the right to see our full itinerary day-by-day. Keep your eye on my blog (where you are now) to join our adventure each day.