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Fr. Farrar's pilgrimage to St. John Paul II's birthplace and final resting place.  Check out videos from his trip below 

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October 26

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October 30

October 28

November 1 & 2

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October 25

October 27

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October 29

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October 31

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October 25th 

Mass at St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica was built in the 14th century in the Polish Gothic style. Archbishop Karol Wojtyla lived around the corner from the Basilica for twelve years. 

 

October 26

Mass at the Wawel Cathedral 

The Wawel Cathedral was first built in the 11th century, and served as the church and cathedral for the Polish monarchy for centuries. It was Archbishop Karol Wojtyla's Cathedral from 1962 - 1978.

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October 27

Visit St. John Paul II's birthplace and boyhood parish in Wadowice

Karol Wojtyla was born in this house in Wadowice on May 18, 1920. He continued to live in the house even after his mother's death, until he moved to Krakow with his father in 1938 to attend university.

October 28

Visit and Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa

Tradition holds that St. Luke the Evangelist painted Our Lady of Czestochowa, and we have written records of the icon's existence as early as the 5th century A.D. St. John Paul II fostered a strong devotion to Our Lady of Czestochowa his whole life, and went out of his way to visit the Shrine on his first trip to Poland as pope in 1979.

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October 29

Divine Mercy Shrine

This is the chapel where St. Faustina's community would pray, and the side altar hosts the miraculous image that Our Lord asked her to have painted. When St. John Paul II canonized St. Faustina and established the second Sunday of Easter as Diving Mercy Sunday, he said that it was the happiest day of his life, since he had desired to promote this devotion for decades. 

October 30

Auschwitz

The infamous concentration camp is where St. Maximillian Kolbe, one of the first Saints canonized by St. John Paul II, was killed. The pope visited St. Maximilian Kolbe's cell in the camp to invoke his intercession. 

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October 31

Mass at Basilica of the Holy  Trinity

The Basilica of the Holy Trinity is run by the Dominicans of Krakow, who helped guide Karol Wojtyla's spiritual and intellectual formation as a university student.

November 1-2

St. Peter's Basilica and JPII's Tomb in Rome

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City was the center of St. John Paul II's spiritual activity during his 26 year tenure as pope. Upon his death in April 2005, he was buried in the grottoes beneath the Basilica. After his beatification on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2011, his body was moved into the main church of the Basilica.

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