Information

Do you plan to visit our pilgrimage site and be awaited? Pay attention to the subsequent information.

The Date of Pilgrimage: You can support the tradition and make your own pilgrimage to our church whenever you want (spring, summer or autumn seasons are more suitable). Contact the spiritual administrator if you want him to be available at the moment you come (see Contacts). Please check the Calendar of Pilgrimages and the Calendar of Events before contacting us.

The main pilgrimage is celebrated on Sunday after the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on 15th of August.

Church Service - Holy Mass: Please, arrange your arrival with the respect to the regular parish worships so that the mass starts no later than 4 p. m. The mass is usually celebrated by a priest who accompanies a group of pilgrims. Worshipping of the Statuette of the Virgin Mary of Seven Joys normally takes place after the pilgrimage mass.

Two-manual instrument from 1901 is available for organists who accompany a group of pilgrims. Organ hymnal and operating instruction are accessible in the choir loft. Hymnals for people are prepared in the pews. You can find the lyric and melody of the traditional pilgrimage hymn in the section Prayers and Hymns.

Worship to Seven Joys of Virgin Mary: There is a possibility to worship individually or collectively. Veneration is usually connected with a visit of the Marian Garden. The texts for worship are available at the section Prayers and Hymns.

Possibility of Sightseeing: The church is usually open half an hour before the mass or worship. The time of worship is not suitable for visiting church. The groups of pilgrims can call to arrange tours of the church in advance. The foyer with a glass door, offering a comfortable view of the whole area of ​​the church, is open in case of nice weather.

The chapel called “Studánka” (in English “The Spring”) is accessible all year long. Separate pipes bring the water from springs to the chapel front, where people can take it to their containers. The Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes is open daily (approximately from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.) from the beginning of the May till the end of the October. The Chapel of St. Jude the Apostle can be visited in the summer season on Sundays and feast days. The Marian Garden is accessible throughout the year.

Postcards are available in the church for voluntary fee.

The Book of the Pilgrims is available in the church. You can write down your impressions and messages.

Information about the history of the pilgrimage site can be found in the notice-board next to the main entrance to the church. The spiritual administrator will provide a detailed commentary (in Czech) if you ask him in advance. We prepare edition of information brochures in the future.

Čapek Brothers Museum is situated in the opposite of the church in the lower part of the square. You can find any present information in the official website of Malé Svatoňovice town.

Parking: Both cars and buses can park on the square in front of the church.

Public toilets are situated in the lower part of the square on the right of the arch passage.

For tired, thirsty and hungry pilgrims:

SWEET SHOP (behind the railroad crossing, in the opposite of the municipal authority building)

DASENKA Café (next to the church)

SALAMANDER Restaurant (behind the arch passage)

GROCERY (in the bend under the square)

How to Get to the Pilgrimage Site

The municipality of Malé Svatoňovice is situated at southeast Bohemia on the hillside of highlands called Jestřebí hory.

You can get to the pilgrimage site by the road no. I/14. You have to turn to the Velké Svatoňovice at the crossroads in Batňovice. If you go from Úpice, you have to turn left. If you go from opposite side, from Rtyně v Podkrkonoší, you have to turn right. Then turn right at the crossroads in Velké Svatoňovice (there is a turn indicator to Malé Svatoňovice) and go at the road no. 3014. The pilgrimage site is located approximately 2 kilometers from here.

You can also reach Malé Svatoňovice by the roads no. 30119 and no. 3014 leading from Broumov, Police nad Metují, Odolov, Strážkovice and Petrovice.

Malé Svatoňovice lies on the railway from Jaroměř to Trutnov (track no. 032). The trains (fast trains included) stop here every hour. The pilgrimage site lies approximately 700 meters from the railway station. Both trains and buses schedule can be searched out here.

There is also the possibility to make a pilgrimage from any place you want (it depends on your capability :-)). There are some tourist routes leading to Malé Svatoňovice from the surrounding towns. You can check the tourist map here. The cycle route no. 4092 goes through Malé Svatoňovice, so the cycle pilgrimages are also possible.