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Monastery of the White Friars (Discalced Carmelites) in Czerna

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After waking up early in the Platan Hotel in the Rynek of Chrzanów, Poland, I met with my Piwczyk relatives for breakfast and then we headed out for some sightseeing.  I enjoy all the old churches here in Poland and we went to the Monastery of the White Friars (Discalced Carmelites)...
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Żarnów and Opoczno Churches & Cemetery

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St. Nicolas parish in Żarnów. My trip to Poland last year allowed me to learn more about my relatives in addition to the touring & client research I did. I have  only a few more blog posts to complete the documentation of  my travels. I visited Żarnów & Opoczno, which...
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Research from Końskie Area Churches

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Św. Mikołaja (St. Nicholas) church in Końskie When I was researching my own family, thousands of hours were spent building the family tree while going through rolls of microfilm from a number of churches. My Firkowski family is scattered all over Poland & sometimes I did not know where other...
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Tarnów

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Town Hall in the Market Square Although I have been to Tarnów before, I had not toured the city. Five years ago, I had some client research that needed to be done in the Diocesan Archives & there was no time for seeing the sights. This year, I wanted to...
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Wooden Church, St. Ursula in Gosprzydowa

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Only about 6km from Lipnica Murowana, there is another wooden church built in the 17th century in the village of Gosprzydowa. The Uszwica River runs through the center of the village & the church of St. Ursula is just outside the main village along the main road from Lipnica Murowana...
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Lipnica Murowana Wooden Church

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St. Leonard If you are traveling along the trail of wooden churches in the area of Kraków, you will come upon the small town of Lipnica Murowana, where there are three churches. It is unusual to have so many churches in a small town, but I guess it is known...
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Cistercian Abby in Mogiła (Kraków) & Wooden Church

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After our visit to the Home of Jan Matejko, Gosia & I went to see the Cistercian Abby in Mogiła (Part of Kraków). The Abby can bedated back to 1222 when it brought to Mogiła.  We were going to look around and take some photos, but as it turned out, one...
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Home of Jan Matejko

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There are many famous people who are from Poland and one of the well known artists in the world, also was from Poland. I had the chance to see his home in Kraków-Krzesławice, which included some of his works of art. The display of old furniture is fantastic and are really...
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Church of 10,000 Martyrs

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Located in the town of Niepołomice is a church called Church of 10,000 Martyrs to honors those that have died because they were Christians. Today, a Christian will die about every 10 minutes because of their faith. The church was originally built in the mid fourteenth century with funds from Casimir...
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Benedictine Abby in Staniątki

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Sunday morning we started out by visiting the Benedictine Abby in Staniątki which is a village near Niepołmice. The day started out with some rain, but that did not deter us at all, as umbrellas did the job of pretecting just fine. This trip I now have had the opportunity...
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Camaldolese Abby in Bielany

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There is a little bit of an interesting story behind this post. It has actually taken 5 years to complete my exploration into the Abby. In 2011, I was flying into Kraków & with the GPS camera I had I took a photo of an interesting structure on a hill. I...
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Tyniec Castle & Benedictine Abby

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Not far from Kraków there is a castle in the village of Tyniec. It is called of course - Tyniec Castle, which lies along the Wisła River. Tyniec Castle contains a famous Benedictine Abby formed by King Kazimierz in 1044 & is the oldest monastery in Poland and is still in...
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Pope John Paul II Center in Kraków

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Right near the Devine Mercy Sanctuary is Pope John Paul II Center. Just a short scenic walk along a paved trail takes you to the Center for Pope John Paul II. The main church is filled with very ornate tile mosaics of various religious scenes. If you only go to see these...
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Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków-Łagiewniki

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Devine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków Today is the day of visiting churches. First thing this morning after breakfast, we went to the The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków where there is a shrine designated by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) to Saint Faustina Kowalska who is buried there. The area...
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