I implore you, Mother of Jasna Góra, Queen of Poland, to embrace my entire country with your maternal heart. Increase its courage and spiritual strength, so that it will be able to fulfil the great responsibility it faces. May the Polish nation cross the threshold of the third millennium with faith, hope and love, and adhere even more strongly to your Son, Jesus Christ, and to his Church, built on the foundation of the Apostles.
John Paul II June 17, 1999
On August 26th, Catholic Church celebrates the feat of Our Lady of Częstochowa. On that occasion a solemn Mass was celebrated at the John Paul II tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica. Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, OSPPE celebrated the Mass and delivered the homily. The Mass was concelebrated by few priests among whom was the rector of the Metropolitan High Theological Seminary in Wrocław along with a group of seminary students. In the Mass participated nuns and numerous faithful from Rome and Poland.