The Divine Mercy Sanctuary Lagiewniki Kraków


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It is placed in Lagiewniki, a district of Krakow. It's the World Center of veneration of the image of the Divine Mercy also the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska. The Sanctuary is located in buildings of monastery of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, which was founded in 1891.

The new basilica was built between 1999–2002 and is devoted to Devine Mercy. It has been visited by two Popes as well as by millions of pilgrims from around the world. The building was designed to resemble a boat. It is a modern two-level, ellipsoid basilica, dominated by 77-meter high observation tower. The tower is the highest watch point in Krakow. If the weather is good Tatra mountains can be seen from it. In the altar of the main sanctuary the image of Jesus the Merciful and relics of Saint Faustina are housed. [Outside the Centre]

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