On the Lesson of the Dishonest Steward Commended for His Shrewdness

“In Face of Our Faults and Failings, Jesus Assures Us that We Are Always in Time to Heal with Goodness the Evil Done” Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The parable in this Sunday’s Gospel (Cf. Luke 16:1-13) has as its protagonist a cunning and dishonest steward who, accused of having wasted his master’s goods, is about to be dismissed. In this difficult situation, he doesn’t recriminate, he doesn’t seek justifications, nor does he let himself get discouraged, but he thinks of a way out...

What is it like to be a shadow of holiness?

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki was the shadow of John Paul II … What is it like to be a shadow of holiness? I tried to use this grace. Be close to the Holy Father, a holy man. And draw from this so many spiritual gifts. This is an extraordinary grace. What did you get from this gift? A lot. I learned from the Holy Father how to pray, respect other people, listening skills, and at the same time peace and patience. Do you pray today to John Paul II? Yes, I pray to him often. And ask him to...

Historical visit of His Eminence Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to Cleveland

His Eminence Cardinal Karol Wojtyła visited USA two times. During his first pastoral pilgrimage in 1969, 50 years ago, he visited St. Stanislaus B.M. Church, St. Casimir Parish and Polonia in Cleveland. At St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church in Cleveland, he said Holy Mass on September 19, 1969.
His visit was very well documented by Msgr. Peszkowski, Faculty of the Orchard Lake Seminary and members of St. Stanislaus B.M. Church.
 
 

FRIENDS & BENEFACTORS

On Monday, September 9, 2019, we hosted representatives of Friends of the John Paul II Foundation in Washington (USA) at our Home in Lublin, including Mrs. Mary Lubienski Flanagan, first vice president and Mr. Raymond Glembocki, treasurer of the Foundation. The visit of our Friends and Benefactors has become an opportunity to see our home, learn about our current scholarship program, see the city and taste Lublin cuisine. On behalf of all Scholarship holders, we thank you for your prayer and...

John Paul II, Faith, Family, Food and Eggs

“Be not afraid,” says Cecilia Glembocki, “to show your faith!” Faith, food, and family have always defined Cecilia Glembocki’s life. Raised in a Polish Catholic family. Glembocki said her mother instilled in her a passion for her Catholic faith, but also a love for food and cooking. And that is why, as a home economist, she eventually ended up as the Executive Director of the Virginia Egg Council and an affiliate member of the American Egg Board. This egg fascination began when Glembocki moved...

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...