Sanctuary of the Sufferation of Jesus and to the Virgin Mary
The Calvary of Pacław
KALWARIA PACŁAWSKA was founded in the 18th century on a hill over the valley of the River Wiar by Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro, governor of Podolia and castellan of Lviv, who brought here the Franciscan friars.
The sanctuary in Kalwaria since 1679 has housed the miraculous image of Mother of God from Kamianets Podilskyi. For three centuries tens of thousands of pilgrims have been coming here every year in mid-August for the church fairs famous in the whole region. Kalwaria Pacławska has earned itself the name of the Jasna Góra of the Podkarpackie province. The present Baroque church and adjacent monastery were founded by Szczepan Dwernicki between 1770 and 1775.
Next to the sanctuary stand distinctive arcaded houses from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. On the hill sloping towards the valley of the Wiar there are forty-two 19th-c. roadside shrines (some of them on the other side of the river) linked by paths where one can see groups of pilgrims.
Kalwaria Pacławska is also known among believers from all over the world because of Servant of God Father Venance Karzyniec OFM Conv who became reliable proponent in Heaven for all of those coping with every-day financal and material difficulties.
More informations about Father Venance Katarzyniec OFMConv you are able to find on the website avaiable on www.venance.eu
- Driving from your accomodation in Cracow to Kalwaria Pacławska (approximately 2,5-3 hours drive)
- Visiting the Sanctuary of the Sufferation of Jesus and the Virgin Mary
- Time for individual prayer and contemplation
- Walking the paths of the Calvary
- Visiting the Old Town of the city of Przemyśl
- Driving back to Cracow (approximately 2,5 hours drive)
Meeting Point and Pilgrimage Duration
Meeting point options: Place of your accomodation / Adress
Duration: Approximately 10-12 hours
Transportation: Private – Minivan or SUV
Total Price: Approximately 250 USD or equivalent in a diffrent currency (for 1-6 people)
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