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...

Zmarł ks. Stanisław Szmidt, autor polskiego tekstu „Barki”

Fr. Stanisław Szmidt, author of the song “Barka” died

Eighty two years old Fr. Stanisław Szmidt SDB, Salesian Fathers, author of the song “Barka” died.  The “Barka” song was one of the favorite songs of St. John Paul II.  Funeral ceremonies will take place on Wednesday...

Potrzebujemy zdrowych korzeni

We need healthy roots

On Thursday, February 14, in the chapel of the John Paul II Foundation Home, we celebrated a solemn Holy Mass on the occasion of the feast of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, patrons of Europe and also the patrons or...

John Paul II Foundation of the Irish Chapter

John Paul II Foundation of the Irish Chapter

The Irish Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation met for their monthly meeting on February 12th at the Adoration Chapel in Ferns. The Rosary was prayed before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, through the...

Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes

Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes

The Catholic Church commemorates Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes on February 11th. On that day in 1858, four years after Pius IX solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Virgin Mary appeared to poor...

John Paul II Washington DC Chapter

John Paul II Washington DC Chapter

Last year, we were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła election as the Pope John Paul II.  To commemorate this anniversary, the John Paul II Foundation Washington Chapter prepared handmade Polish...

John Paul II – great Pope and Intercessor to God

John Paul II – great Pope and Intercessor to God

During one of the retreats with Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, Administrator of the John Paul II Foundation, taking place from October 5-8th, at the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Delray Beach in Florida an unusual meeting took...