Wayside cross on a Polish country road.
Wayside cross on a Polish country road.
Day Trips From Warsaw. Saint Faustina - Vision of Jesus.
Day Trips From Warsaw. Saint Faustina - Vision of Jesus.
St. Maximilian Kolbe. Monk, missionary.
St. Maximilian Kolbe. Monk, missionary.
Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. Chaplain of Warsaw Solidarity in the 80's.
Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. Chaplain of Warsaw Solidarity in the 80's.
Pope John Paul II at the memorial of Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko.
Pope John Paul II at the memorial of Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko.

St. Faustina and St. Kolbe and Fr. Popieluszko Catholic Tour

From 34 EUR / 37 USD per person 

Poland is the country with the largest number of Catholics

in relation to the number of citizens - more than 90%, surpassing Mexico (85%) and Italy (80%).

 

In the local tradition, there are many feasts and special ceremonies.

For example, on January 6 in the church a chalk and incense is hallowed and then on the door initials K + M + B are drew (abbreviated names of the Three Wise Men).

 

During Easter a basket with bread, sausage and painted eggs is hollowed in church. And on the first Monday after Easter Wet Monday is celebrated, when everyone pour with water.

 

At August 15 during the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary flowers are poured into the streets, bouquets of flowers are blessed, that in some regions are then stored in the house.

 

However, the most beautiful is Christmas Eve, when soon after appearance of the first star in the sky (in the winter about 4 p.m. o'clock) starts the family supper consisting of 12 meatless dishes (mainly fishes - carp and herring) as symbols of 12 months.

 

It seems, however, that the Polish Catholicism is more closely related to cultural tradition than to true faith, because, according to official figures of the church, only 40% of the believers go to Sunday Mass.

Saint Faustina. Image of Jesus, I trust in You.

It is painted according to the instructions of Saint Faustina gives a detailed image of Jesus, which has been revealed to her, and what he ordered to present people.

According to the statement of stain, it does not reflect in any way the real beauty of the vision.

 

Faustina during the first apparition was instructed to join the Order, and therefore a poor girl from the village came to Warsaw to ask for permission to enter the convent, but without a required dowry not any convent want to accept her.

For a year she worked, therefore, as a maid collecting the appropriate amount, and after she collected it, she was taken to the monastery where he served as a cook, gardener and caretaker.

 

She humbly accepted her fate just worrying that the physical work will not allow her to fulfill the will of God.

The teachings of Jesus she wrote down in the Diary, which was banned by the Vatican until 1978.

 

To new forms of worship belongs Image Jesus I trust in You, the Feast of Mercy (the first Sunday after Easter) and the Hour of Mercy - the time from 15 to 16, which brings a special grace for prayer to the Divine Mercy.

St. Maximilian Kolbe.

Monk, missionary (missions in Japan, China and India), after the first war founded in Niepokalanow the largest Catholic monastery in the world (700 monks).

In the monastery, next to the pastoral activity, he worked in printing house, radio station, and even fire brigade.

 

In 1941 he was sent to Auschwitz.

 

There, after one of the prisoners escaped, when Germans appointed 10 people to the starvation death - Maximilian Kolbe volunteered instead of appointed, strange man.

He said to surprised Nazi that he has lived his life and that man has a wife and children.

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe was dying of starvation for 14 days in block 11. So long that finished him off by phenol injection into the heart.

 

Franciszek Gajowniczek, rescued prisoner, survived the war and died at the age of 94 years.

 

After saint was beatified, saluting to German bishops, Pope John Paul II asked Father Maximilian Kolbe to intercede with God to the German people and the country will forever have peace and freedom.

Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko.

Chaplain of Warsaw Solidarity in the 80's.

During strikes he celebrated the Holy Mass in factories and other places where the workers gathered.

Every Sunday he organized Masses for the Homeland in the church of St. Stanislaus Kostka, which became increasingly popular meeting place for all believers which do not agree with the Communist reality.

 

The main message of teaching of Popiełuszko were the words of St. Paul:
"Overcome evil with good."

 

After the first threats in the Soviet press (Izwiestija of September 2, 1984):

(...) he transformed own apartment into a repository of an illegal literature and he works closely with a fierce counter-revolutionaries. One gets the impression that he does not read from the pulpit sermons, but leaflets (...). They are full of hatred for socialism."

 

- in the Polish press attacks took place, temporary arrests and searches and in the end trying to cause a car accident.

 

Finally, in October 1984, security officials abducted priest Popiełuszko, they tortured him and drowned in the Vistula River.

 

The perpetrators were caught only because fled a driver of the priest who saw the attackers.

Pope John Paul II at the memorial of Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko.

The funeral of the murdered priest gathered in 1984 in Warsaw about 1 million people.

 

Front of the grave of the priest prayed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, US President George W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Czech President Vaclav Havel, former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.

 

Direct murderers of blessed Father Popiełuszko, under the amnesty, did not serve complete the sentence.

  • One of them worked as a journalist in the anticlerical magazine.
  • The second - had a tiny ad agency.
  • The third leading a construction company.

None of their immediate superiors were convicted and all received high police pensions.

Highlights of St. Faustina , St. Kolbe and Fr. Popieluszko Catholic Tour from Warsaw.

In the footsteps of Saint Faustina Kowalska , Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko.

  • Sightseeing places in Warsaw connected with St. Faustina and blessed priest Popiełuszko.
  • Sightseeing the monastery in Niepokalanów and Museum of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
  • Sightseeing places in Warsaw connected with St. Faustina and blessed priest Popiełuszko.
  • Sightseeing the monastery in Niepokalanów and Museum of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
One Day in Poland. A sedan car.

Private sedan car at your disposal, perfect for three.

Capacity: 1 - 4 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Van car.

Private minivan car at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 5th.

Capacity: 1 - 7 passengers. 

One Day in Poland. A Minibus.

Private minibus at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 19th people.

Capacity: 8 - 19 passengers.

One Day in Poland. A Bus.

Private 49 seater coach at your disposal, perfect for the groups up to 49th people.

Capacity: 49 passengers. 

St. Faustina , St. Kolbe and Fr. Popieluszko Catholic Tour from Warsaw. Trip description.

What's the best way to see churches associated with Saint Faustina , Saint Kolbe and Blessed Popieluszko ?

  • Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan; 7-20 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
  • For 3 hours you ride by the same car to all places in Warsaw connected with the life of St. Faustina and blessed priest Popieluszko and you get to know them with our english-speaking guide. Then we are going to the monastery in Niepokalanow where you visit the monastery and museum.
  • After completion of Saints of Poland Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Itinerary of St. Faustina , St. Kolbe and Fr. Popieluszko Catholic Tour

How do I get to Niepokalanow ? How do I get to Church of Saint Jacob ? How do I get to Church Saint Kostka ?

1. Warsaw.

2. Warsaw. Trail associated with the life of St. Faustina. Church of St. Jacob, Convent of Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.

3. Warsaw. Trail associated with the life of blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka and Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko Museum.

4. Transit Warsaw - Niepokalanow.

5. Monastery in Niepokalanow. Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Passion Play, Panorama of Millennium, Museum St. Maximilian.

6. Transit Niepokalanow - Warsaw

St. Faustina , St. Kolbe and Fr. Popieluszko Catholic Tour. Practical information.

Where are Niepokalanow , Church of Saint Jacob St. Faustina and Church of Kostka ?

How much is guided tour of Saint Faustina , Saint Kolbe and Blessed Popieluszko ?

Total Price for private guided tour with english speaking Educator & Driver:

  

  • Total price for 1 person 180-EUR / 197-USD.
  • Total price for 2 persons 190-EUR / 208-USD (95-EUR / 104-USD per person).
  • Total price for 3 persons 200-EUR / 219-USD (67-EUR / 73-USD per person).
  • Total price for 4 persons by a sedan car 220-EUR / 241-USD (55-EUR / 60-USD per person).
  • Total price for 4 persons by a Van car 290-EUR / 317-USD (72-EUR / 79-USD per person). 
  • Total price for 5 persons 300-EUR / 328-USD (60-EUR / 66-USD per person).
  • Total price for 6 persons 310-EUR / 339-USD (52-EUR / 56-USD per person).
  • Total price for 7 persons 320-EUR / 350-USD (46-EUR / 50-USD per person).
  • Total price for 8 persons by Mercedes Sprinter 530-EUR / 580-USD (66-EUR / 72-USD per person).
  • Total price for 9 persons 540-EUR / 591-USD (60-EUR / 66-USD per person).
  • Total price for 10 persons 550-EUR / 602-USD (55-EUR / 60-USD per person).
  • Total price for 11 persons 560-EUR / 613-USD (51-EUR / 56-USD per person).
  • Total price for 12 persons 570-EUR / 624-USD (47-EUR / 52-USD per person).
  • Total price for 13 persons 580-EUR / 635-USD (45-EUR / 49-USD per person).
  • Total price for 14 persons 590-EUR / 646-USD (42-EUR / 46-USD per person).
  • Total price for 15 persons 600-EUR / 657-USD (40-EUR / 44-USD per person).
  • Total price for 16 persons 610-EUR / 668-USD (38-EUR / 42-USD per person).
  • Total price for 17 persons 620-EUR / 679-USD (36-EUR / 40-USD per person).
  • Total price for 18 persons 630-EUR / 690-USD (35-EUR / 38-USD per person).
  • Total price for 19 persons 640-EUR / 701-USD (34-EUR / 37-USD per person).

If you want to reserve a trip for a larger number of people, email us.

All tickets and fees included in the price.

How long is tour of Saints of Poland ? 

The total duration of the tour: 6 hours.

How far is Niepokalanow from Warsaw ? 

Distance between Warsaw and Niepokalanow is 55 km / 34 miles.

 

Time of  Saints of Poland Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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