Catholic Shrines of Poland including the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Czestechowa, Wadowice, Maximilian Kolbe's cell at Auschwitz

The nation of Poland has a rich Catholic history but also one of tremendous persecution. Throughout these periods of strife the people have remained devoutly Catholic.  Of course no one can dispute the effect that one Polish priest had on the world:  Saint (Pope) John Paul II.  His Pontificate helped launch what was certainly one of the most significant events of the 20th Century.  But there is more to see in Poland as well, including the famous Shrine of Divine Mercy.  It was Saint John Paul II who was instrumental in making the Sunday following Easter Divine Mercy Sunday.

Auschwitz:  Camp and cell of Saint Maximilian Kolbe 

Gietrzwald:  "The Lourdes of Poland"

Czestochowa:   Our Lady of Czestochowa (the Black Madonna)

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska  Often called "the Polish Jerusalem"

Krakow:   Shrine of Divine Mercy, Basilica of Saint Florian, Wieliczka Salt Mine, 
Blessed John Paul II Centre,  Basilica of the Virgin Mary

Legnica:  Eucharistic Miracle (declared in 2016)

Niepokalanow:  St. Maximilian Kolbe's "City of the Immaculata"

Wadowice (home town of Pope John Paul II)

Warsaw:  (Shrine of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszky)

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