2025 Poland Pilgrimage

In the Footsteps of Blessed Mary Angela

April 26 – May 5, 2025

Sr. Mary Inga Borko will lead this special tour in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Felician Sisters of North America.



Saturday, April 26, 2025 (Dinner)

  • Welcome gathering and dinner in Old Town.

Sunday, April 27, 2025 (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Mass at Holy Cross at Krakowskie Przedmieście.
  • Bus to Nowe Miasto to walk in the footsteps of Blessed Mary Angela visiting churches, the original orphan’s house and the Zaluski Library.
  • Spend the rest of the day exploring Old Town which was beautifully rebuilt after World War II and features the Royal Castle Square, quaint shops, artists and cafés.

Monday, April 28, 2025 (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Mass at Capuchin church where she met Father Honorat Koźmiński, co-founder of Felician Sisters.
  • Visit POLIN, visit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Afternoon at leisure and time for own activities.

Tuesday, April 29, 2025 (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Morning drive to Czestochowa to visit the Basilica with Black Madonna Shrine, attend mass, and have lunch on their own.
  • Travel to Krakow. Dinner in the Old Town’s Market Square.

Wednesday, April 30, 2025 (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Drive to Wawel Cathedral, return to Old Town’s Market Square visit St. Mary’s Church with the famous wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. Lunch on your own – dinner at a restaurant with the group.

Thursday, May 1, 2025 (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Visit Blessed Mary Angela Museum and Archives.  Lunch at the Square of the Old Town on your own.
  • Visit Felician Sisters Convent and tour the Blessed Mary Angela Archives.
  • Dinner with the sisters.

Friday, May 2, 2025 (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine and mass at the underground at St. Kinga’s Chapel.
  • Afternoon on your own in Krakow.

Saturday, May 3, 2025 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Visit Kalwaria Zebrzydowska lying among the colourful hills of the Wadowice Upland.  It is the second most popular sanctuary in Poland and one of the most beloved by John Paul II.
  • Drive to Wadowice, a small village where our Karol Wojtyła – Pope John Paul II was born. Visit the Basilica of Wadowice, where he was baptized and the House-Museum with an exhibition that illustrates and commemorates John Paul II’s life and His work in Poland until he left Krakow for the conclave in Rome, in 1978.
  • Lunch in Wadowice Square.
  • Leave for a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. The death camp at Oświęcim, known as Konzentratrionslager Auschwitz, where we visit the cell of the martyred St. Maximilian Kolbe.
  • Drive back to Krakow.
  • Dinner together and evening reflections.

Sunday, May 4, 2025 (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Mass at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki where Jesus appeared to St. Faustyna. Learn about the miraculous event, visit the Center of John Paul II and basilica with the relics of John Paul II.
  • Lunch and afternoon on your own.
  • Farewell Dinner and reflections

Monday, May 5, 2025 (Breakfast)

  • Transfer to the airport or train station (to Warsaw.)

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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