Blessed are the merciful

World Youth Day 2016 is centred around;

How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy.

Matthew 5:7



Poland is home to the Divine Mercy Chapel, where St Faustina Kowalska saw the appearance of Jesus, through the Divine Mercy image. It is only fitting that our pilgrimage took us to journey to the shrine together.




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During our visit we had the chance to go to the chapel where the appearance took place and venerate the relics of St Faustina Kowalska.

This site is part of the WYD festival, and as such a stage was being arrected and confessionals prepared. It gave off some exciting vibes. So much that Niall lead us in song on our return to the bus, letting all know we are from Portsmouth!


Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrow

We spent time in prayer in the basilica, a truly beautiful and big building. We then descended to the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, where Bishop Philip celebrated mass.

After lunch, we headed for food (pilgrims need and love food!), then boarded the coaches to head south to explore.