Park Miniatur Sakralnych
Missionary work is quite slow on holiday weekends, so last Friday we visited a new park in the town of Czestochowie, not far from Katowice. This park, in commemoration of Pope John Paul, opened only a few weeks ago. There is a large statue of the Pope there, plus miniature replicas of churches and Basilicas in Europe and Jerusalem. Also included in the park is a play area for children, and they are finishing up construction of small cabins at the edge of the park for tourists to stay in when they visit. The rains came down the entire day, but that didn’t deter us from really enjoying the area and learning more about this wonderful country.
Here is a view of the beautiful blanket of green which covers the country sides of Poland in the springtime. There is plenty of moisture in this country . . . and some to spare.
The models of the Basilicas were intricate and beautiful.
Pope John Paul was sitting on a bench in the park, so we stopped to talk with him for a while. He was a great, humble man.
The churches and Basilicas were beautifully displayed in the park.
In the park was Moses displaying the Ten Commandments. They still certainly apply today after all these years. Truth doesn’t change.
You can see how new the park is by the size of the trees. Some day this will probably be a huge tourist center in the country.
At the top of the hill in the park stands a massive statue of Pope John Paul. It must be around 55 – 60 feet high.
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