Pilgrimage to Poland: The Life and Legacy of Blessed John Paul
An eight-day pilgrimage with Father Dave Pivonka, TOR
October 17-24, 2013
Plus an optional 4-day extension to St. Petersburg
For a detailed itinerary and more information download the brochure and enrollment form from Peter's Way Tours.
Estimated Package Price
$3,095.00 + $495.00* departure taxes and fuel surcharges
Inclusive, per person sharing a twin room, from New York
*Estimated departure taxes and fuel surcharges subject to increase 30 days prior to departure.
(Optional extension extra. See brochure for details.)
Letter from Father Dave
The Lord give you peace.
I invite you to join me and Franciscan University on a pilgrimage to Blessed John Paul II’s homeland of Poland. I have visited this beautiful country numerous times, and each time I am richly blessed by my experience. I am sure you will be, too, as we explore the historical and spiritual treasures Poland holds for us as Catholics.
During our seven-day pilgrimage, we will visit Warsaw, Częstochowa—home of the Black Madonna, St. Maximilian Kolbe’s death cell at Auschwitz, the enchanting city of Krakow, and the Divine Mercy Shrine, where we will venerate the relics of St. Faustina. Finally, we will celebrate Blessed John Paul’s feast day in his hometown of Wadowice! These are only some of the wonderful places we will visit on this blessed week of pilgrimage.
Please prayerfully consider joining me for seven days of prayer, fellowship, and inspiration from the life of John Paul II and the saints of his beloved Poland. I am certain that you will be blessed by God and will fall in love with Poland just as I have.
Blessed John Paul—Pray for us!
Father Dave Pivonka, TOR
More on the optional extension to St. Petersburg
We will have Mass in the churches of St. Catherine and of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will tour the Winter Palace, the palace of Catherine the Great, and Petergof, built by Peter the Great to rival Versailles, and the Cathedral of the Spilled Blood. This historic city, home of so many artists and poets, will enchant you. See full details in the brochure.