“We hold this treasure in earthen vessels” (2 Corinthians 4, 7)

“The Apostle reminds us that in clay vessels we store the “treasure” entrusted to us by Christ.  All Christians are therefore called not to be depressed because of the difficulties and persecution they face in their earthly pilgrimage...

The builder of the John Paul II mountain chapel on Groń – Stefan Jakubowski died

On January 23, 2020, Stefan Jakubowski, a former PTTK activist, initiator of the construction and guardian of the John Paul II mountain chapel on Groń in Little Beskids, died in the hospital in Wadowice.  In July of this year, he would have turned...

The Los Angeles Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation

  Living outside the country, we try to maintain strong ties with the Homeland and cultivate Polish traditions.  One tradition that is especially important for us is joint singing of Polish Christmas Carols. Every year, on the first Saturday of...

The Vatican Council

At the opening of the third session of the Vatican Council Karol Wojtyła already appointed as the Archbishop, took his place closer to the altar.  This meant a transition from listening to creating that is to active participation in deliberations...

He wanted everyone to deserve a paradise

It was a genuine friendship.  Carlo Ciampi (President of Italy) called John Paul II as “his older brother.” The last time they saw each other was a few days before the Pope’s death.  Three years later, the former President of Italy...

duchowe przygotowania do wielkiego jubileuszu

The Los Angeles Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation

  Living outside the country, we try to maintain strong ties with the Homeland and cultivate Polish traditions.  One tradition that is especially important for us is joint singing of Polish Christmas Carols. Every...

The Vatican Council

At the opening of the third session of the Vatican Council Karol Wojtyła already appointed as the Archbishop, took his place closer to the altar.  This meant a transition from listening to creating that is to active...

He wanted everyone to deserve a paradise

It was a genuine friendship.  Carlo Ciampi (President of Italy) called John Paul II as “his older brother.” The last time they saw each other was a few days before the Pope’s death.  Three years later...

The famous trips’ apostolate

Prayers and confession were the spiritual basis on which Father Karol, as the Vicar of St. Florian Church, conducted pastoral work with students, which at the time was a pioneering undertaking. At the same time, he...

Our first meeting

It was 1957.  That was the year, when I met Father Karol Wojtyła – professor of moral theology, for the first time.  He immediately impressed me, especially his great piety, wisdom, wonderful lectures, but also the...

He had such a laughing, playful look

Archbishop Mokrzycki is convinced that John Paul II liked Christmas not only because of the sentimental memories of childhood.  Not only because he missed the Christmas tree and nativity scene and that he liked to sing...

More happiness is in giving

Christmas and New Year is a time of a wonderful atmosphere, warm family meetings, making wishes and giving gifts.  At the same time, it is worth to remember that not everyone can fully experience such joy.  Around us...

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