John Paul II Foundation

REDEMPTORIS MATER

On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church “As the Council teaches, “‘The obedience of faith’ (Rom. 16:26; cf. Rom. 1:5; 2 Cor. 10:5-6) must be given to God who reveals, an obedience by which man entrusts his whole self freely to God.” This description of faith found perfect realization in Mary. The “decisive” moment was the Annunciation, and the very words of Elizabeth: “And blessed is...

March 21 -First Day of Spring

March 21 -First Day of Spring John Paul II – ENCYCLICAL “CENTESIMUS ANNUS”: “Equally worrying is the ecological question which accompanies the problem of consumerism and which is closely connected to it. In his desire to have and to enjoy rather than to be and to grow, man consumes the resources of the earth and his own life in an excessive and disordered way. At the root of the senseless destruction of the natural...

John Paul II ON THE PERSON AND MISSION OF SAINT JOSEPH IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST  AND OF THE CHURCH

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS ON THE PERSON AND MISSION OF SAINT JOSEPH IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST  AND OF THE CHURCH   “St. Joseph was called by God to serve the person and mission of Jesus directly through the exercise of his fatherhood. It is precisely in this way that, as the Church’s Liturgy teaches, he “cooperated in the fullness of time in the great mystery of salvation” and is truly a “minister of salvation...

Pope John Paul II visit to Knock Shrine – Ireland

On a misty Autumn morning in 1979 the Aer Lingus flagship descended in Dublin. On board was the First Pope ever to visit our shores, Ireland known as the Land of Saints and Scholars. People from all walks of life and from every county waited with such excitement and delight when the news that the Pope was coming. Who was this Pope? His name was John Paul II. A man of fine stature and strength, and a native of Poland. We were the privileged...

Pope Francis Renews Invitation to Prayer and Peace in Wake of New Zealand Attacks

‘I’m close to our Muslim friends and to all that community.’ Pope Francis on March 17, 2019, renewed his prayers for the victims of the March 15, 2019, attack on two New Zealand mosques, calling for prayers for the victims and their families. At least 49 were killed and dozens injured in the attacks. The Holy Father invited all to unite in prayer to oppose hatred and violence. His comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the crowds...

REDEMPTORIS MATER

On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church “As the Council teaches, “‘The obedience of faith’ (Rom. 16:26; cf. Rom. 1:5; 2 Cor. 10:5-6) must be given to God who reveals, an obedience...

March 21 -First Day of Spring

March 21 -First Day of Spring John Paul II – ENCYCLICAL “CENTESIMUS ANNUS”: “Equally worrying is the ecological question which accompanies the problem of consumerism and which is closely...

Pope John Paul II visit to Knock Shrine – Ireland

On a misty Autumn morning in 1979 the Aer Lingus flagship descended in Dublin. On board was the First Pope ever to visit our shores, Ireland known as the Land of Saints and Scholars. People from all walks of life and...

Book fairs in Munich

The John Paul II Foundation Chapter in Munich has years old tradition to organize religious book fairs during the pre-holiday periods (during Lent and Advent).  Book fairs starts in the morning after two Masses for...

Plenary Meeting of the Polish Conference of Bishops

382 Plenary Meeting of the Conference of the Polish Bishops took place in Warsaw from March 12 to 14, 2019. The meeting was moderated by Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, chairman of the Polish Conference of Bishops...

Why was John Paul II named as the Great?

Almost all Poles admire their Pope, but not only them.  On the contrary, in the world he is known as John Paul the Great and belongs (alongside Leon I and Gregory I, who lived at the turn of ancient times and the Middle...

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