Monday, June 11, 2012

Pentecost - Poland Pilgrimage 8a

As we were coming to the end of our self directed pilgrimage in Poland - it was only fitting that we were able to celebrate Pentecost Mass in our last church we visited in Gdansk. It was in this church that our friend's husband was baptized and therefore a special church to visit. As we celebrated Holy Mass on this last day of pilgrimage we prayed "Come Holy Spirit Come" 
Throughout our pilgrimage we had so many special experiences that surprised us and caught us off guard. Although we had planned what places to visit and the religious sites to see - so often we were side tracked and exposed to blessings that we could have never imagined. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours in the presence of Religious Sisters and Monks, "accidentally" meeting up with the English speaking Polish priest from Krakow, being allowed to celebrate Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Black Madonna at Jasna Gora - and so much more. God truly was with us as we  wandered from the southern part of Poland to its northern tip. The next time we visit we hope to lead a group on a pilgrimage perhaps in 2013. With God - all things are possible!

Deacon Dale 

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