By the footsteps of St. John Paul II

In the days of May 25-26, 2019, scholarship recipients of the John Paul II Foundation Warsaw Chapter went on a pilgrimage to the Devine Mercy Sanctuary of John Paul II in Krakow, to the Benedictine Sisters Abbey in Staniątki and to Our Lady of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary. Our pilgrimage started very early on Saturday, when we went by coach buses to Krakow, to the St. John Paul II Center “Do not be afraid.”  We visited the shrine learning...

Friendly hearts

  On Friday, 14 June 2019, at the John Paul II Foundation House in Lublin, took place a meeting of scholarship holders with the Friends and Benefactors of the Foundation. We hosted Valentine Demole, the President of the IF Foundation from Switzerland, Father Krzysztof Wieliczko, administrator of the JPII Foundation from Rome, and Henryk Rogowski, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors from France. Guests were greeted by Fr...

Canonization of Blessed Kinga

 “If today we talk about sanctity, about her desire and gaining, then we need to ask how to create just such environments that would be conducive to pursuing her. What to do to make a family home, school, workplace, office, villages and cities, and  the whole country become a place of saints who act with goodness, faithfulness to Christ’s teaching, a testimony to everyday life, making each person grow spiritually. St. King and all...

Christ – Priest and Victim

“The truth about Christ’s priesthood has always struck me in an extraordinarily eloquent way in the Litany which used to be recited in the seminary at Cracow, especially on the eve of a priestly ordination. I am referring to the Litany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim.  What profound reflections it prompted! In the Sacrifice of the Cross, made present anew in every Eucharist, Christ offers Himself for the salvation of the world. The...

I am praying for the entire world

xHe was praying for everyone, with whom he met.  He was praying before the meeting and after it.  He was saying: “I will remember in the prayer”, “I am praying for you.”  These were not empty words.  The Holy Father was extremely gifted intellectually, he had a great memory.  Once, he said: “I am praying for the entire world.”  And, then during supper he started to list republics and countries of Africa and Asia.  I thought that he indeed is...

By the footsteps of St. John Paul II

In the days of May 25-26, 2019, scholarship recipients of the John Paul II Foundation Warsaw Chapter went on a pilgrimage to the Devine Mercy Sanctuary of John Paul II in Krakow, to the Benedictine Sisters Abbey in...

Friendly hearts

  On Friday, 14 June 2019, at the John Paul II Foundation House in Lublin, took place a meeting of scholarship holders with the Friends and Benefactors of the Foundation. We hosted Valentine Demole, the President...

Canonization of Blessed Kinga

 “If today we talk about sanctity, about her desire and gaining, then we need to ask how to create just such environments that would be conducive to pursuing her. What to do to make a family home, school...

Christ – Priest and Victim

“The truth about Christ’s priesthood has always struck me in an extraordinarily eloquent way in the Litany which used to be recited in the seminary at Cracow, especially on the eve of a priestly ordination. I am...

Dzień powszedni Papieża

I am praying for the entire world

xHe was praying for everyone, with whom he met.  He was praying before the meeting and after it.  He was saying: “I will remember in the prayer”, “I am praying for you.”  These were not empty words.  The Holy Father was...

Be open on the influence of the Holy Spirit

“And you also are witnesses” (Jn 15: 27). Enlivened by the gift of the Spirit, the Church has always been keenly aware of this duty and has faithfully proclaimed the Gospel message in every time and place...

I wanted to return to Poland

Certainly, I wanted, I should have returned to Poland.  Already for many years, since 1972, I was working on the preparations for the St. Stanislaus Jubilee, to be able in 1979 to celebrate the nine hundredth...

From this place a huge waive came

Deeply in memory I have the meeting in Gniezno in June 1979, when for the first time the Pope from Krakow was able to celebrate the Eucharist at the Lech’s Hill, in the presence of an unforgettable Primate of...

Ovations which sounded as an earthquake

On June 2, 1979, the Pope celebrated the first Mass at the Victory Square, where usually the main national celebrations were taking place.  Countless crowds attended the Mass.  Cardinal König described it as a true...

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