He settled over the papal apartment

In 1991 he arrived with Archbishop Jaworski for a papal morning Mass. It was probably then, when he saw John Paul II praying for the first time. He saw it so close. He saw in John Paul the depth of union with Christ. When the Holy Father raised the Host, he looked at her with the sincerest adoration. Only Christ and him. They were one. Young priest Mieczysław Mokrzycki did not even thought that five years later he would live above the papal apartment and would serve the Pope until his death...

On Marian holidays he was more joyful

John Paul II entrusted his suffering to Mary. Also, he entrusted to her all his worries and his whole life. Every day, he entrusted to Her his papal ministry. He had a great devotion to Her. There was no day without the Rosary. He used to say rosary several times a day. He also liked May Devotion to the Blessed Mother. There was no day without the Loreto Litany. We were going together to the terrace, where there was a small chapel with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. There, together –...

Pope Francis at Angelus: God Can Forgive Any Sin

‘He wants to tell you that you are precious in His eyes, that you are unique’ God’s mercy can forgive any sin — any sine — but the sinner has the power to refuse that mercy. That was at the core of the Holy Father’s message in his address before praying the noonday Angelus on September 15, 2019, with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square.  He pointed out that the endless mercy of God is the heart of the gospel. “He wants to tell you that you are precious in His eyes, that you are unique,”...

Elevation of the Holy Cross

Today at 8:00 at the Basilica of St. Peter in the Polish Chapel at the solemn Mass polish people gathered to join the “Poland under the Cross” action in the Eternal City. Holy Mass was presided by Monsignor Sławomir Nasiorowski from the Secretariat of State in concelebration with Father Tomasz Pocałujko, sFather Bartłomiej, a missionary from Africa, and Father Krzysztof Wieliczko, administrator of the John Paul II Foundation. Father Wieliczko delivered a homily in which he quoted...

Poland Under the Cross

As part of a joint prayer “Poland Under the Cross” campaign, the John Paul II Foundation invites you to come for Holy Mass at the Basilica of St. Peter in the Polish Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00. ABOUT THE EVENT Attacks on the Church from anti-Christian groups have recently intensified. Blasphemy began to spread to an unknown scale. We have heard about priests committing suicide and abandoning the priesthood. There is a massive abandonment of...

Holiness met with Holiness

A meal with Mother Teresa I remember well.  An extraordinary atmosphere was associated with it.  Holiness met with Holiness.  There were quite a few meetings with Mother Teresa – those more and less official – but this...

“God Loves You; Rest in His Embrace”

Heart of Pope’s Message at Interfaith Youth Gathering in Mozambique. This morning, during his first full day in Mozambique, in its capital of Maputo, Pope Francis stressed this at an interreligious meeting he presided...

He knew how to listen, but also how to take criticism

The dimension that was closely related to the spiritual one was his inner freedom.   Precisely, because of his way of experiencing faith, – as it was rooted in the full, total faith – he was a man of deep freedom...

Karol Wojtyła was a different Pope

From the very beginning, Karol Wojtyła was a different Pope.  Different, of course, as he was the first non-Italian Pope after almost five hundred years.  And, that was a traumatic reality for many.  I recall how the...

No more war, war never again

“No more war, war never again. It is peace, peace which must guide the destinies of peoples and of all mankind”
 John Paul II

This heritage he brought from Poland

When Karol Wojtyła was elected on the Peter’s Seat, he did not do anything other than allowing to bloom what he had inside him that is: heritage of faith, doctrine, vision of the Church, his pastoral experience, but at...

The mystery of the Assumption and the Coronation

The mystery of the union of the Mother with the Son and of the Son with the Mother on the Way of the Cross and the path of her funeral from the Chapel of the Dormition to the Tomb of Our Lady. Finally, the mystery of...

THE TRIPTYCH IN THE UNITED STATES

  On Saturday, August 24, 2019 the Triptych was transferred from the St. Joseph Basilica in Webster to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Worcester. Upon solemn entrance of the Triptych, welcome words delivered by...

John Paul II knew communism very well

John Paul II knew communism very well.  He knew it from inside and personally experienced the evil to which it was capable. Thus, he believed that there is a need for a radical change of conduct.  He asked that the Holy...