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5th anniversary of the John Paul II Canonization

Pope Francis in his homily delivered during the canonization Mass in the Vatican said: “In his own service to the People of God, Saint John Paul II was the pope of the family. He himself once said that he wanted to be...

It was like a family, very cordial and so familiar….

When he got older, he was going for walks in Castel Gandolfo less often.  But, he did not abandon them; only he was taking a shorter paths, but he was walking. He had it in his blood.  Memories from Polish mountain...

Tatr ani Bieszczad w Watykanie nie miał.

“Sing Mieciu”

When asked about the most lovable memory from those years, Archbishop Mokrzycki talks about walks which they had in gardens of the Papal summer residence.  The Holy Father was going to Castel Gandolfo after Easter...

We were late the entire 20 minutes

– How Easter looked like at home? – The most family like was Sunday.  Nuns in the morning prepared breakfast:  eggs, cold cuts, cheeses, mazurek (short crust tart), Easter cakes (baby wielkanocne). There...

Summary of JPII Sydney

On behalf of the JPII Chapter in Sydney, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy Easter time! As President of the Sydney Chapter, I was asked by my parish priest to speak to the congregation on the state of the Catholic...

Easter A. D. 2019

“O sublime mystery of this Holy Night! The night in which we relive the extraordinary event of the Resurrection. If Christ were to have remained a prisoner of the tomb, humanity and all of creation, in a certain way...

Holy Father’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing

‘Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: Jesus is risen!’ Pope Francis at noon on Easter Sunday gave his message “Urbi et Orbi” from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica. An estimated...

A real explosion of joy

From all Easter days in the Vatican, Easter Sunday was the most Polish.  Nuns prepared festive breakfast – recalls Archbishop Mokrzycki – cold cuts, eggs, cheeses, there was short crust tart (mazurek) and Easter...

Meditations for Good Friday Via Crucis at the Colosseum

Sr Eugenia Bonetti presents her meditations for the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, to take place in Rome on Good Friday. The 14 Stations highlight the victims of human trafficking, minors who are bought and sold...