Franciscan Sisters Journey to WYDKrakow2016 Part 2

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

July 25, 2016

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity on pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow 2016 share texts. Reading between the lines, the journey includes the Communion of Saints and many opportunities to pray for all of our special intentions.

July 23-July 25

We took a side trip today into Frankfurt as our flight had been cancelled due to bad weather.  (See our facebook page for all pictures.)

This gentleman treated us to sparkling cider and German bread at the market.Franciscan Sisters in Frankfurt Germany WYDKrakow2016

We enjoyed German brats for lunch.

We went to the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew and Father John had Mass for us in the adoration chapel.Franciscan Sisters in Frankfurt Germany Cathedral WYDKrakow2016

Flew to Katowice.

Waiting for the bus at 1 p.m. (Unable to get a shuttle to Krakow.)

In a local hotel and will shuttle out tomorrow morning. Have a good night! We most certainly are!!!

Everyone is in high spirits and Sister Mary Teresa is loving this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning!!!  We had a wonderful 3 hours of sleep last night and just spent the day in Czestochowa.  We celebrated Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.Franciscan Sisters at WYDKrakow2016 JPII

Here is the quarry St. John Paul II worked at before the war. It is now a lake with wonderful hiking trails. Plan is to pray there together tomorrow morning before Mass.
Franciscan Sisters JPII Quarry WYDKrakow2016

Good morning!! WOW!! We entered the heart of Krakow today!  So amazing!

It is so wonderful to see so many people from all over the world!!

We visited the Cathedral of The Holy Cross where St. John Paul II was Archbishop and toured center court of the city.

We are on our way to the Salt Mines!!

July 26

All we can say is the day so far has been amazing!!!

We have met so many people and truly experienced the Polish culture!

The city we are staying in wanted to share their heritage with us today.

We walked up a mountain John Paul II walked up frequently for prayer.

At the top we enjoyed Polish food and took part in MANY traditional dances.

We watched them present to us their dances as well in traditional dress.

The opening Mass for WYD is tonight, however, I am not sure if we are going to that.

Too much concern I think, we won’t make it back to our place of stay on time.

We are not living with host families but are rooming together in a couple of rooms at a school.

Today was so beautiful and we all, including the others within our group felt connected to so many others!

Many pictures and videos to share!!


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