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A dream that will never come true

In Castel Gandolfo, not only religious songs were sung.  When to the summer residence, friends from Poland were coming; it was the tradition of long summer evenings to jointly sing patriotic songs.  The Holy Father...

“Barge” – the favorite song of John Paul II

The favorite song of John Paul II is a loose translation from Spanish.  The Polish version was written in 1974 or in 1975.  Fr. Szmidt wrote the words for the song “Barge” inspired by a Latin American song with a...

I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO REMEMBER REALLY ALL

Friday was a day of prayer. We were celebrating a Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Third Hour of the Liturgy of the Hours.  Taduesz Styczeń, a close friend of Karol Wojtyła, read a few passages of the Gospel.  The Holy...

Pope John Paul II Day in Canada

Officially approved by the Canadian Government, April 2nd is Pope John Paul II Day throughout Canada. The Friends of the John Paul II Foundation organized a dinner commemorating this grand occasion. The attendees...

14th anniversary of death of St. John Paul II

TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II Totus Tuus ego sum In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity. Amen. “Watch, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Mt 24: 42) – these...

A CLOTH

That was the last time I saw his face.  To tell the truth, I have seen it hundreds of times, at any time, any day, …through the eyes of faith… and of course, through the eyes of my heart and my memory.  Also, I still...

Confessions of the Papal photographer Arturo Mari

Papal photographer Arturo Mari confessed that at the side of John Paul II he experienced many wonderful, but also difficult moments of his life.  These include the time of the Pope’s departure to the House of the Father...