Krakow

Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

Located in the southern suburbs of Kraków, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy includes a new basilica, and the 19th-century convent of nun and mystic Faustyna Kowalska (1905-1938), who saw a vision of Christ with red and white shafts of light emanating from his heart. The image - known as the 'Divine Mercy' - is purported to have miraculous healing properties, leading to Faustyna’s eventual canonisation by Pope John Paul II in 2000. A big proponent of the cult of Faustyna, during WWII the future pope prayed at this site every day, and the enormous new, boat-shaped basilica was built on his initiative between 1999 and 2002. Attached to the church is a tower offering superb views of the city, and next door is a building called the 'House of St. Faustyna' displaying everyday objects from her life (open 08:00 - 18:00). The small original church inside the convent contains Faustyna’s relics and the site receives over 2 million pilgrims a year. Getting there is as easy as a 20min ride on trams 8 or 22; get off at the 'Sanktuarium Bożego Miłosierdzia' stop.

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Basilica open 07:30 - 19:30; viewing tower open 08:30 - 20:00, from September open 08:30 - 19:00; Eternal Adoration Chapel open 24hrs although St. Faustyna's tomb is only open 06:30 - 21:00, Mon 12:00 - 21:00. No visiting during mass please.

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28.08.2018
Julian Maximo
Germany
Good Day, Sir and Mam. We are the Santo Niño Group of Stuttgart. We are planning a group Pilgrimage again to Sanctuary of Divine Mercy on October 25 and 26, 2018. We had been there last 2008 and did our Mass with our own Priest. We want also to stay in Pastoral House of Divine Mercy. we are 33 persons, we need 3 single rooms and rest it doesn't matter. Thank you very much in advance. Respectfully Yours, Julian Maximo
14.08.2018
Janez Lukan
Slovenija
Hello there, I will be travelling in Krakow with a group of 42 pilgrims this month on 25th and 26th. I am curious if we could have a mass with our preast in one of the shrines or chappels of Lagiewniki sanctuary? PLEASE let me know about this possibilities or about correct address to organise the mass. I would be most gratefull and happy, Janez , Slovenija
28.04.2015
Eunice Saco
Valencia, Bukidnon
Wonderful.
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