Join Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Matthew Foley, OFM Conv. on a pilgrimage to Poland, following the footsteps of St. John Paul II, St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., Saint Maria Faustyna (St. Faustina) Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament OLM, St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce (Edith Stein), Servant of God Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński, and Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko. In addition to daily Mass, the pilgrims will also have an opportunity to visit the third-largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world and celebrate Mass by the beloved miraculous icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa, in the Monastery of Jasna Góra, followed by a guided tour of the Shrine by one of the Pauline monks. The group will also have an opportunity to pray before the relics of two more martyrs of our Order; Blessed Michał Tomaszek, OFM Conv. and Blessed Zbigniew Strzałkowski, OFM Conv.
More information, including a downloadable flier listing the details of the pilgrimage itinerary, can be found at Pilgrimage to Poland with Friar Matthew Foley.
Friar Matt currently serves our province as an Instructor & Director of Campus Ministry at our St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, NY, while also serving as Guardian of the St. Francis Friary. A native of Massachusetts, Friar Matt first professed vows as a Franciscan Friar Conventual in 2004. Ordained to the priesthood in 2009, he began 10 years of service at our Baltimore high school ministry of Archbishop Curley High School, where he taught and served as Campus Minister, as well as Guardian of our Immaculate Heart of Mary Friary, until his August 2018 move to NY.
Friar Matt encourages those interested to book your pilgrimage before January 31, 2019 to receive a $100 discount. If you can pay by cash or check, you will also receive an additional $110 discount. Take advantage of the two discount options and your pilgrimage cost is $3599!