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...

He was smiling mysteriously at that time

Suppers were light; a chicken or vegetable soup, but not so heavy, Polish style, but light, Italian style; then, potentially a piece of meat.  Usually, sisters were not serving desert as the Holy Father was trying to lose weight.  But he liked...

The National Novena before the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Paul II started

On the occasion of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope-Pole the national novena started in the newly built Shrine of John Paul II in Radzymin.  Each month, on the 18th day, in the Shrine the prayers in the intention of families and...

Polish Soldiers’ Day at our Shrine.

As every year in early August, the month in which we remember the historical battle ‘Miracle on the Vistula’, in American Czestochowa we celebrated Festival of Polish Soldiers during which we honor all veterans associated with the Polish...

Water procession

For the past five years, on the Assumption of Mary feast in a small Podlasie city, a water procession takes place.  It is a special prayer to Mother of God, united with meditation.  The procession also provides an opportunity for residents to...

March 30, 2005 – the last audience of John Paul II

“Dear friends, may friendship with Jesus, our Redeemer, always illumine your lives!” In a moment when John Paul II appeared in the window of his library, his short message addressed to young people gathered at the...

For everyone he had some nice word.

He liked to look at the sunrise.   Also for that reason, he would get up early – at 5.15 a.m., no later than 5.30 a.m.; with age, when he got older then, a little later, but again – at the latest at 6 a.m.  Then...

In those years…

This, that Karol Wojtyła will be a different Pope, as he was carrying inside the legacy of a granite faith and history often very tragic, we realized even more from his homily, which he delivered on the day of the...

REDEMPTORIS MATER

On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church “As the Council teaches, “‘The obedience of faith’ (Rom. 16:26; cf. Rom. 1:5; 2 Cor. 10:5-6) must be given to God who reveals, an obedience...

We were at his side all the time

We were from the early morning hours until late in the evenings.  We were accompanying the Holy Father from the morning Mass until the last evening hours.  We were with him all the time; when he was eating, meeting with...

March 21 -First Day of Spring

March 21 -First Day of Spring John Paul II – ENCYCLICAL “CENTESIMUS ANNUS”: “Equally worrying is the ecological question which accompanies the problem of consumerism and which is closely...