Catholic Shrines of Central and Eastern Europe is truly a ground-breaking work. Never before has a pilgrimage guidebook of such completeness been compiled for this region. Packed full of practical and essential information, this book invites the reader to go on pilgrimage to more than 60 celebrated shrines and sanctuaries, including well-known sites such as the Shrine of the Infant of Prague, the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus, and the Basilica of St. Stephen in Budapest, as well as lesser-known locations such as Blessed Faustina's Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, and the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai. Included are shrines in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Turkey.
Provided are histories of each of the shrines and holy places; addresses and phone numbers for the shrines and tourist offices; lists of religious lodgings and pilgrim housing; directions for arriving by car, bus, and train; custom-designed maps; and photos of the shrines, as well as hundreds of helpful travel tips.
Essential for those travelers actually planning to make a pilgrimage, Catholic Shrines of Central and Eastern Europe is also a spiritual guide to God's wondrous miracles, and it will inspire and inform all readers, including those who wish to enjoy a spiritual pilgrimage without ever leaving home.