11th Anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II
On the eve of Divine Mercy, exactly 11 years passed since St. John Paul II, the Founder of our Foundation, return to the Father’s House. On this occasion, at the John Paul II Foundation’s Home in Lublin a Mass was celebrated on Sunday, April 3rd. Rev. Jan Strzałka celebrated that Mass. The thankful and imploring Eucharist gathered a large group of scholarship recipients, residents and visitors. After the Mass, devotions took place during which various intentions, especially for the Foundation’s leaders and all Benefactors living as well as already deceased were presented to Divine Mercy through the intercession of St. John Paul II. At the end, homage was given to St. John Paul II by kissing His relics.
Then, a delegation of 50 scholarship awardees went by bus to Warsaw to participate in the Oratorio Concert under the Honorary Patronage of the President of the Polish Republic Andrzej Duda and His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz. President of the John Paul II Foundation Warsaw Chapter, Mrs. Ewa Bednarkiewicz organized the concert. Invited guests attentively listened to fragments of St. John Paul II speeches to the world of culture and poetry of Cyprian Kamil Norwid performed by artists of Polish theaters: Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Anna Dymna and Wiesław Komasa interspersed with piano compositions of Fryderyk Chopin and Karol Szymanowski.