A surprise visit with the Cardinal

We arrived at the Archbishop’s Residence in Krakow on Monday and I was surprised that we were received by Cardinal Stanistaw Dziwisz.  Cardinal Stanislaw was part of Pope John Paull II’s life throughout his involvement with the church.  He talked about Krakow, blessed us, and gave Mikey two candy bars.  Mikey was thrilled to death.…

On the tour with Mikey

One of the joys of this pilgrimage is to be with my family and my grandson, Michael Murry, who we call Mikey.  Mikey has been in a great mood the entire trip. Not that he hasn’t had a few meltdowns but was a joy to be with.  His Aunts took very well care of him,…

Visit to Auschwitz

On Sunday we visited Auscwitz.  It was a very somber day for a Sunday.  The day started off with light rain and very cloudy.  We arrived at the camp and learned that there were two main camps.  Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II – Birkenau.  We first started at Auschwitz I which started out as a…

Poland Pilgrimage Beginnings

We arrived into Poland to start the pilgrimage.  You might ask what is a pilgrimage.  I wasn’t quite sure what a pilgrimage was before we started either but after several days it has been fun and interesting.  Everyday we do Mass at a special church or chapel along the way.  We have also visited a lot of…

Bowling in the Czech Republic

Well who would have thought that we would be bowling as a family in the Czech Republic.  Nanna Sue picked out a hotel from the internet and hit the jackpot.  The Jan Marie Hotel and it has been great ! We had a great dinner, Mikey played on the slide and swing set and then…