John Paul II Foundation

Pope John Paul II visit to Knock Shrine – Ireland

On a misty Autumn morning in 1979 the Aer Lingus flagship descended in Dublin. On board was the First Pope ever to visit our shores, Ireland known as the Land of Saints and Scholars. People from all walks of life and from every county waited with such excitement and delight when the news that the Pope was coming. Who was this Pope? His name was John Paul II. A man of fine stature and strength, and a native of Poland. We were the privileged...

Pope Francis Renews Invitation to Prayer and Peace in Wake of New Zealand Attacks

‘I’m close to our Muslim friends and to all that community.’ Pope Francis on March 17, 2019, renewed his prayers for the victims of the March 15, 2019, attack on two New Zealand mosques, calling for prayers for the victims and their families. At least 49 were killed and dozens injured in the attacks. The Holy Father invited all to unite in prayer to oppose hatred and violence. His comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the crowds...

“Missionaries with the power of the Holy Spirit” –the announcement on Sunday “Ad Gentes”

“Through prayer, suffering for mission and victims, we express fraternal solidarity with 2004 our missionaries and missionaries who preach the Gospel and give testimony to the love of God and neighbor in 99 mission countries,” says the President of the Polish Conference of Bishops for the Mission, Bishop Jerzy Mazur on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 17, Day of Prayer, Fasting and Solidarity with the Missionaries.
 

Plenary Meeting of the Polish Conference of Bishops

382 Plenary Meeting of the Conference of the Polish Bishops took place in Warsaw from March 12 to 14, 2019. The meeting was moderated by Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, chairman of the Polish Conference of Bishops.
“In connection with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II, bishops from their hearts bless all pastoral and social initiatives related to the person and legacy of the Polish Pope.”

Why was John Paul II named as the Great?

Almost all Poles admire their Pope, but not only them.  On the contrary, in the world he is known as John Paul the Great and belongs (alongside Leon I and Gregory I, who lived at the turn of ancient times and the Middle Age) to the elite group of Church’s Heads who have gained this nickname.  Is is right?  Undoubtedly, yes.  What supports this? The pontificate of Wojtyła is one of the longest one in history.  It also happened to be at the turn...

Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s Stations of the Cross

1976 – Lenten Retreat – Vatican The Station of the Cross prayed during the Lenten Retreat under the spiritual leadership of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s in1976 in Vatican with the presence of Pope Paul VI. Introduction...

Regular day of the Pope – part. II

At 11 a.m. beside Wednesdays, when the general audiences were taking place, private and official visits were held. Private guests or groups attended the official visits. Bishops, the heads of State or heads of...

an Paweł II posypuje popiołem głowę małego chłopca podczas Mszy św. w Bazylice św. Piotra w Watykanie w Środę Popielcową 2004 r.

Ash Wednesday 

“This world passes away” “Ash Wednesday is the day when the Church ashes the heads of her children and recalls the words that marked the fate and history of man, from the first fall:” Remember...

Divine Mercy Shrine USA

National Shrine of Divine Mercy

In November 2018 my husband Noel and I visited the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts. The Shrine is run by the Congregation of the Marians of the Immaculate...

Accepting God’s will

Archbishop Mokrzycki particularly remembers their last spent together Lent.  At Ash Wednesday they were in the hospital. John Paul II was sick at that time.  He suffered with each passing day more and more.  His last...

Tatr ani Bieszczad w Watykanie nie miał.

He did not have Tatra or Bieszczady Mountains in Vatican

Lent was visible on every step: on the table, in the Papal apartments.  There were less flowers – said the Archbishop.  – On the altar the tablecloth was already purple; the Tabernacle’s curtain, the vestments have...

St. John Paul II taught as a prophet

“I can say that the spirit of John Paul II is with us, that he lives in those who not only listened to him, but also implemented his instruction into their lives. Their testimonies inform future generations that...