- monastery, museum. Holy Mass Service: Sunday - 06.00, 07.00, 08.30, 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 16.00; weekdays 06.00, 07.00, 08.00, 11.00, 18.00.
Millennium Panorama (Panorama Tysiąclecia) every hour from 08.00 till 18.00. The Mystery of Christ’s Crucifixion (Misterium Męki Pańskiej) every 1,5 hours from 08.00 till 17.00.
The Museum of St. Maksymilian Kolbe from 08.00 till 18.00. Entrance free but a donation for church maintenance is appreciated.
The Monastery was established by St. Maksymilian Kolbe in 1927. He gave his life in exchange for the life of another man in Auschwitz concentration camp. Today the Monastery is visited by thousands of pilgrims as its Statue of the Holy Mary is considered to have miraculous powers and will hear the prayers of those who put their trust in Mary. The Monastery was proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II on 30th IV 1980. On the right there is the museum to Maksymilian Kolbe. There are also two special presentations: The Millennium Panorama (moving figures round Jesus as a child recounting the history of Polish Christianity) and the Crucifixion (showing the death of the Son of God) to be viewed for its religious content and the special folkloric style of presentation. If you have no one to translate for you it might be a little difficult to follow but have a look anyway. This is also an opportunity to see some typical village entertainment while visiting the Monastery, when the street is full of small shops selling unbelievable ’things’ you will not be able to find anywhere else in the World! If you can be there on church festivals: 2.VIII, 15.VIII, 8.IX, 4.X.
Reserve 1-3 hours (when visiting the village display).