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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...

They had a chance to talk to him and greed him

He often expressed some concern to his closest co-workers whether his trips to the mountains are somehow inappropriate or not in place.  The Pope was aware that some important hierarchs of the Roman Curia do not approve...

He wanted to fulfill his wish part. 2

I immediately realized the situation and I ordered my people not to intervene to calm the situation.  I did not want any unpleasant exchange of sentences between my people and local police officers whose only fault was...