Pope at Angelus

Pope at Angelus: It Doesn’t Matter Who You Know, to Get to Heaven, You Need a Good Life of Faith It does not matter who you know, it takes a good life of faith, to get you to Heaven. Pope Francis stressed this during his Aug. 25 Angelus Address to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square as he reflected...

Extraordinary, unimaginable adventure

It happened on October 8, 1966.  On that day, Archbishop Wojtyła, who was already the Archbishop of Kraków called in Fr. Dziwisz.  “Please come over to me. To help me…”  He chose him as he always heard good opinions about him.  And so, from that moment their life paths crossed for good.  Fr...

Peregrination of the Triptych

God’s Providence watches over us and allows us to live a great and important moments in the Church, in the parish, in the family and our lives.  The year 2020 is the year of the Great Jubilee, exactly on May 18th, there will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Great John Paul II.  In order to...

August 22nd – Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen 

The feast was introduced by Pope Pius XII by the encyclical “Ad Caeli Reginam” (To the Queen of Heaven) issued on October 11, 1954, on the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.  Already during the First Vatican Council in 1869, French...

Such a funny story, although in a very serious context

It reminds me of such a funny story, although in a very serious context.   It was probably the last visit of George Bush with the Holy Father.  I remember, that he Holy Father was quite weak, had problems with reading, speaking.  At first, he met with Bush in the library, for a private audience, in...

The John Paul II Foundation Day

On Sunday, May 12, at the monastery of the Sacred Heart Fathers in Pliszczyn, another Foundation Day took place, commemorating the birthday of its Founder and Patron, Saint John Paul II.  Already for twenty nine years...

To read God’s signs

In the monastery of the Sacred Heart Priests in Pliszczyn on May 9-12, 2019 spring retreat for the John Paul II Foundation scholarship recipients took place.  Fr. Adam Pastorczyk, a Sacred Heart priest from Kraków was...

Pope authorizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje

The authorization of pilgrimages is a sign of recognition of the good that happens in the parish shrine, where many people come closer to the sacraments In order to understand the reasons and the profound meaning of...

What else he liked the most…?

He also liked Tuesdays, when he was able to go outside the city and over there – in peace – concentrate on prayers and … readings.  He liked Sunday’s visits to parishes in Rome. He was very fond of it.  People were...

Liked the most….

After suppers, the Holy Father was going to his office. Until 9 – 9.30 p.m. he was still working. He was reading, writing, and composing documents. Around 10 -10.30 p.m., just before bed, he was going to the Chapel. It...

Saint Joseph a craftsman

Characteristic features of Saint Joseph include entrusting to God, humility, and servitude. The name Joseph means “God has added”. Bethlehem was the city of his origin. He lived in Nazareth in Galilee. He...