Having walked in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II our parish Pilgrims are back, safe and sound. It was a very enlightening and enriching experience and over the next few weeks some of the Pilgrims will share their thoughts with us.
The group stayed in Krackow (a city that survived the destruction of the second world war) and from there visited the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, Yasna Gora (The shrine to the Black Madonna), Wadowice (where John Paul was born) and other places associated to the Great Pontiff.
Visits to the Salt Mines, the marvellous Wawel Castel, the universities, churches and other artistic gems gave a glimpse of the cultural, spiritual and historical wealth of the Polish nation. The visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was a stark reminder of the horrors that man can inflict upon man and of the terrible sufferings that this nation has endured.
The intentions of all our parishioners were remembered in Mass and prayer during the pilgrimage in all these special places.
Congratulations to all involved!