This Shrine is a large complex consisting of multiple facilities and a blend of old and new architecture and art.
In fact, this blending seems to be a trademark of this international city. The image on your left is the actual Divine Mercy Shrine, located outside Krakow.
I have posted stories about this Shrine and our pilgrimage several times including
here and here.
Poland wasn't on my bucket list- meaning that I had wanted to go here for ever so long but God's plans don't always mirror aspirations and well, my family ended up in Krakow on the weekend of
Pope John 23rd and Pope John Paul II's canonization. Poland is a Catholic country where even our hotel breakfast room greeted us with fresh murals of angels.
Below, see the photographers setting up for the canonization event from the balcony of the Divine Mercy church and and overlooking a valley with the new St John Paul II memorial.
Our tour guide told us that the press can criticize just about any political figure in
Poland with the exception of this Saint. We didn't visit the memorial because our guide had a stomach issue and we extended mercy. He really was wonderful- like a brother to us and would have taken us the whole way.
All of this was written about in her diary.
Blessings on her feast day. link