The Los Angeles Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation

  Living outside the country, we try to maintain strong ties with the Homeland and cultivate Polish traditions.  One tradition that is especially important for us is joint singing of Polish Christmas Carols. Every year, on the first Saturday of...

The Vatican Council

At the opening of the third session of the Vatican Council Karol Wojtyła already appointed as the Archbishop, took his place closer to the altar.  This meant a transition from listening to creating that is to active participation in deliberations...

He wanted everyone to deserve a paradise

It was a genuine friendship.  Carlo Ciampi (President of Italy) called John Paul II as “his older brother.” The last time they saw each other was a few days before the Pope’s death.  Three years later, the former President of Italy...

The famous trips’ apostolate

Prayers and confession were the spiritual basis on which Father Karol, as the Vicar of St. Florian Church, conducted pastoral work with students, which at the time was a pioneering undertaking. At the same time, he maintained contacts with students...

On the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, in Continuity with Jesus’ Manifestation at Epiphany and in the Baptism at the Jordan

Jesus in Solidarity with Sinners: “God Offers His Own Son for Humanity’s Salvation”  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is placed in continuity with Epiphany and with the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. The...

He took up the residence above the Papal apartment

In 1991, he came with Archbishop Jaworski for the Papal morning Mass.  Most likely, that was the first time he saw John Paul II praying.  He saw it by his own eyes, from a close distance.  He was saying that he noticed...

Precious Blood of Christ

“The month of July begins today, which popular tradition has dedicated to the contemplation of Christ’s Precious Blood, unfathomable mystery of love and mercy. In today’s liturgy, the Apostle Paul says in...

He did not like new shoes and what else?

He did not like new shoes and he was wearing the old ones as long as it was possible.  Sometimes, even television was pointing out that the Holy Father has torn or damaged shoes, but always there was a problem with the...

About multitasking attention and swimming in the pool

More than of the Pope – at least of the Pope which people used to image – comes out the image of a humble, truly humble and simple, pure and transparent, man who until the end retained his extraordinary humanity.  He...

SOLEMNITY OF STS PETER AND PAUL

“May we obtain this gift through the Apostles Peter and Paul, who are remembered by the Church of Rome on this day that commemorates their martyrdom and therefore their birth to life in God. For the sake of the Gospel...

Sacred Heart of Jesus

“I, therefore call all the faithful to continue to cultivate the cult of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, adjusting it to our times, so that they can continue to draw from His unfathomable richness and know how to respond to...

He needed them as much as they needed him

There was no preferential treatment… He was telling them about true values, not rotten compromises.  He was describing ideals which they should try to reach and he made them willing to achieve the goals.     It...