Pilgrim Trail around Tarnów
The well known and eagerly visited religious practise places create a circle around Tarnów, located not further than 30 km from its centre.
The Blassed Virgin Mary Sanctuary in Tuchów
Is the target of many pilgrimages from all around the world. Many ask the Divine Mother for help, with their health, their everyday life, studies, work, marriage. Especially, people suffering bad eyesight go there. A week long pardon celebration starts on July 1st, gathers thousands of believer in Virgin Mary. More about Tuchów's Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary of Devine Mother of Unfailing Hope in Jamna
The icon depicting Devine Mother with her Child was made as a memoire to September 1944 events, when the Germans battled the First Battalion 16th infantry regiment of the National Army “Barbara”. Despite, the enemy’s forces were nine times bigger than the partisans’, they managed to escape from the siege. Those, seeking refuge found it in basements in the village. The villagers were convinced that the Germans wouldn’t shoot an innocent woman with her child. Unfortunately, they were wrong. The whole village was pacified. The painting of Virgin Mary was also destroyed. When the Dominicans came there, and father Jan Góra found out, what happened, he asked Małgorzata Sokołowska to paint a portrait of Mother Mary, referencing the horrible events. Thus the icon was created. Both the mother and her child depicted there on a green background, are covered by a dark blue cloak, and are surrounded by golden halos.
On the 3rd of June 1998 during a general audience on the St. Peter’s Square, pope John Paul II, placed on Mary’s head simple, golden diadems.
Now, to Jamna pilgrims come to think and gain new, positive energy.
Karolina Kózka’s Sanctuary in Zabawa
Sanctuary in Odporyszów