The “Andrzejkowy” Ball in the Polish Catholic Parish in Munich

  On Saturday, November 30, 2019, the “Andrzejkowy” ball was organized by the John Paul II Foundation Munich Chapter.  It was the first ball organized by the Chapter.  The main idea was to organize a ball for Polonia and to donate the proceeds from it to the John Paul II Foundation.   That...

They wanted to eliminate the one who from the Vatican protected “Solidarity”

What we can do now, is to return to the scenario that was ongoing in 1981.  At that time, a whole series of dramatic events in Papal reality took place: Cardinal Wyszyński died and the existence of a work union was increasingly perceived as an attack on the communist system. And, it was this; we...

Our Lady of Guadalupe

“I wish to entrust and offer the future of the continent to Blessed Mary, Mother of Christ and of the Church. For this reason, I have the joy now of announcing that I have declared that on 12 December Our Lady of Guadalupe faith of our brothers and sisters, so that in all areas of social...

The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City

The John Paul II Foundation Chapter in Mexico met in Guadalupe to celebrate the Holy Mass together with Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, Administrator of the Foundation.  Daniel Del Rio, the President of the Mexico Chapter was the organizer of the meeting and Mass. Every year in Guadeloupe, members of the...

The Triptych in Buffalo and Cheektowaga (USA)

The visitation of the Triptych with the icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the image of St. John Paul II and St. Faustina Kowalska is continuing in the Diocese of Buffalo and New York.  From November 30 until December 7, 2019 the Triptych along with the relics of St. John Paul II visited the St...

“Barge” – the favorite song of John Paul II

The favorite song of John Paul II is a loose translation from Spanish.  The Polish version was written in 1974 or in 1975.  Fr. Szmidt wrote the words for the song “Barge” inspired by a Latin American song with a...

I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO REMEMBER REALLY ALL

Friday was a day of prayer. We were celebrating a Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Third Hour of the Liturgy of the Hours.  Taduesz Styczeń, a close friend of Karol Wojtyła, read a few passages of the Gospel.  The Holy...

Pope John Paul II Day in Canada

Officially approved by the Canadian Government, April 2nd is Pope John Paul II Day throughout Canada. The Friends of the John Paul II Foundation organized a dinner commemorating this grand occasion. The attendees...

14th anniversary of death of St. John Paul II

TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II Totus Tuus ego sum In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity. Amen. “Watch, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Mt 24: 42) – these...

A CLOTH

That was the last time I saw his face.  To tell the truth, I have seen it hundreds of times, at any time, any day, …through the eyes of faith… and of course, through the eyes of my heart and my memory.  Also, I still...

Confessions of the Papal photographer Arturo Mari

Papal photographer Arturo Mari confessed that at the side of John Paul II he experienced many wonderful, but also difficult moments of his life.  These include the time of the Pope’s departure to the House of the Father...

March 30, 2005 – the last audience of John Paul II

“Dear friends, may friendship with Jesus, our Redeemer, always illumine your lives!” In a moment when John Paul II appeared in the window of his library, his short message addressed to young people gathered at the...