KRAKOW, POLAND (07-27-2016) – Two Sisters of Polish descent are representing the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Sister Janet Marie Bagniewski of Lowell, Michigan, and Sister Frances Zajac of Meriden, Connecticut, traveled to “St. John Paul II” country for the world-wide gathering started by the Polish pontiff. The week-long event features days of activities focused on enlivening the faith of Catholic youth who come from countries around the world. This year, two million are taking part. Pope Francis will lead a prayer vigil and celebrate a concluding Mass.
Mark Mann, director of family, youth and young adult ministries for the Diocese of Grand Rapids found Sister Janet Marie in the crowd of two million and sent this photo back to the folks at home: