Sat. July 23
Arrive into Warsaw at 5:45. Lifeteen Welcome Dinner at Novotel Centrum and overnight in Warsaw.
Sun. July 24
After an early breakfast, we will visit Niepokalonow, which is where St. Maximillian Kolbe founded his monastery. We then head for Czestochowa and a visit to the monastery at Jasna Gora and Mass at 2 pm in front of the icon of the Black Madonna. Later in the day we continue to Krakow. Check into Qubus Hotel. Dinner at Qubus Hotel.
Mon. July 25
Today we visit Auschwitz, the German concentration camp where millions lost their lives, including Saints Maximilian Kolbe, and Edith Stein. After our visit here, there is the potential to make a brief stop in Wadowice, the home town of John Paul II. Dinner that evening.
Tues. July 26
This morning, after breakfast you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the city of Krakow. Perhaps a visit to the Sanctuary for Divine Mercy or a walking tour of the old city. The afternoon will be the time for the Opening Mass in Blonia Park. Dinner at the Polonez Hotel.
Wed. July 27 – Fri. July 29
Catechesis in the morning each day, followed by evening cultural events. Wednesday evening would be the XLT Event. On Thursday we officially welcome the Holy Father to Krakow. On Friday, we take part in the Stations of the Cross with the Holy Father.
Sat. July 30
Probable Mass with all other US pilgrims followed by the vigil.
Sun. July 31
Closing Mass with the Holy Father – Afternoon free.
Mon. Aug 1
Depart for Vienna.