I have yet to really experience a Theological holiday in Poland and this is as close as we have come so far. Our Mass was standing room only and they have Masses being said all day every 1.5 hours. Many people brought bouquets to be blessed, including us (thanks to Babcia). It was a nice Mass, with a rather American Idol-esque Polish rendition of the Ave Maria during Communion, but overall it was lovely, with a special blessing on all our bouquets and a priest who was quite eager to make sure that not a single bouquet was missed during his sprinkling of Holy Water.
I also wanted to take a few pictures so that you can see the inside of the Church down the street from our house. This is where Martin went to Mass growing up and where we will attend Mass every other Sunday and other Holy days, unless we are visiting family. The other Sundays we will be going to the English Mass in the Old Town.
|People walking to Church, so many trails coming from all the apartment houses heading straight to the Church and back, through the woods.|
|During every single Polish Mass we have been to there has been at least one confessional with a priest hearing confessions throughout the Mass. There is always a line.|
|The herbs and flowers being carried by women in traditional Polish folk dress.|
|This was side area with the Baptismal font and a beautiful window. As well as a large picture of St. Gianna Molla. Lina and I had a moment to ourselves here.|
|A fountain outside the front of the Church. Such a large area.|
|The Church, at least one side of it. The whole complex is huge and has many other buildings. Dad, you would love this Church. Lots of concrete!|
|Gratuitous shot of Adelina.|