Karmel 2016

July 27, 2016 – We invite you to meet in Czerna, near Kraków, where youth groups of Carmel will gather from all over the world. This gathering can help us be better prepared to meet with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at World Youth Day.

You are invited to Czerna to understand much more deeply St. Raphael Kalinowski, Discalced Carmelite, who is a wonderful example of offering his life to God.

Our special guest at this meeting is our Father General, Father Saverio Cannistra.

We trust that this meeting will help us understand we, ourselves, young people who are living with Carmelite spirituality.



"Drodzy Przyjaciele Karmelu terezjańskiego,

papież Franciszek ponownie zwołał młodzież całego świata na międzynarodowe spotkanie, które – jak wiecie – tego roku odbędzie się w Krakowie, w Polsce. Od 2011 roku, kiedy to ŚDM świętowano w Madrycie, w kontekście przygotowania..."


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  • 9:00 – Greeting of guests
  • 10:00 – Beginning of meeting, introduction of groups, opening talk from Father General
  • 11:00 – Preparation for the Holy Eucharist
  • 11:30 – Holy Mass
  • 13:00 – Dinner
  • 14:30 – Presentation on St. Raphael Kalinowski
  • 17:00 – Concert
  • 18:30 – Return to Kraków

Reserve a place

Cost of participation:

10€ - Eurozone

30 zł - Another


"God alone chose this place."

Czerna is a village in a very beautiful area near Kraków in Poland. It is well-known because the Discalced Carmelite monastery is located here. This is a place where we venerate Our Lady of the Scapular and St. Raphael Kalinowski. People made pilgrimages here in the past and continue to this day because they feel Our Lady’s spiritual presence here.

Holy silence and peace are clearly evident here and help us to become closer to God and become persons of deep prayer.

In Czerna, you can find very beautiful Stations of the Cross which are located on scenic foothills, a picturesque garden, and a magnificent 17th century monastery.



From Kraków to Krzeszowice, you can take a train from the central train station. The journey lasts approximately 45 minutes.

On the day when the meeting will be held, special shuttle buses will be running. They will transport everyone from the train station in Krzeszowice to the monastery in Czerna.

If anyone chooses to walk from Krzeszowice to the monastary, it takes approximately 50 minutes.