Lichen Niepokalanow Tour
First we will go to Niepokalanow where is situated Franciscan Church and Monastery founded by Father Maximilian Kolbe in 1927. During the Second World War Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the Nazi and transfered to Aushcwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp where he gave his life for another prisoner who had family. He was canonized in 1982.
The church was visited by Pope John Paul II during his 2nd Pastoral Visit in Poland, on the 18th of June 1983. Church is famous place for pilgrims not only in Poland but also abroad.
Then we go to Licheń to visit Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrow in Licheń which is famous for the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary.
It's believed that local shepherd who cared of the icon granted the miracle of seeing the Mother of God and hearing her warinings and prophecies of war and plagues to come. She also gave him a way to avoid these tragedies by prayer and penance.
In 1852 the icon was taken to a wooden chruch to become the begining of today's Sancturay of Lichen. During the WWII the churches was destroyed but hte image survived.
At the begining of the 1990's a new construction was stareted and completed in 2004 and now it is the biggest church in Poland.
You will also see the old church, beautiful gardens with many sculptures and memorials, as well as the inspiring Way of the Cross.
Tour lasts up to 12 hours.Price:
- 1350 PLN (1-2 persons)
- 1500 PLN (3-5 persons)
- Contact us (6 persons or more)
Private tours in: Spanish, German, French, Italian available on request