Poland Day 6: Home of St. Pope John Paul II; Poland’s Jerusalem
by Steve Ray on August 10, 2023
Today is another highlight for our pilgrims. Wadowice is the birthplace and hometown of St. John Paul II. We visited the house of St. John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) which is now a fantastic museum. We ate the Pope’s favorite cakes!
We saw the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary and saw the baptismal
font where St. John Paul II was baptized.
After lunch we traveled to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, known as the Polish Jerusalem.
Visited the Shrine dedicated to the Passion of the Christ and the miraculous icon
of the Virgin Mary. We celebrated Mass at the Shrine before arriving in Krakow.