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...

Akatyst in the Chapel of the Women Dormitory

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in the women dormitory at Poczekajka, an Akatyst was performed in honor of the Mother of God. At 9:30 p.m. in the chapel of the students’ house young people...

God, Honor, Homeland

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, we were celebrating the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland. On this occasion, the Foundation’s scholarship recipients and guests of our House gathered at a Mass...

Wspomnienie św. Jana Pawła II

Remembrance of Saint John Paul II

On Monday, October 22, 2018, scholarship recipients, residents and guests of the John Paul II Foundation Home gathered in the Chapel to celebrate the liturgical remembrance of St. John Paul II.  It is a very important...

“Papal Sunday” in Hamburg

The election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Krakow to the Peter’s Seat on October 16, 1978, was an extraordinary experience in Poland and in the world.  For the first time, in the last 450 years, a non-Italian...