Life as mission and as gift

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on World Mission Sunday. In his homily, he challenges us to reflect on the meaning of our mission.In 1926, Pope Pius XI decided the Church needed a special day on which to pray for missionaries, and to renew her commitment to the missions. Today, World Mission Day is celebrated on the penultimate Sunday in October, all around the globe, as a sign of support and...

The election of the Polish Cardinal as the head of the Catholic Church was a big shock

For the entire Communist world, the election of the Polish Cardinal as the head of the Catholic Church was a big shock.  And, especially that Cardinal!  In Warsaw, there was a meeting of the Central Committee of the PZPR and one of the leaders, hearing the name of Karol Wojtyła in the phone, upset cursed.  In the Kremlin and in the other capitals of the Empire for a week there was an amazing...

Today, October 16, is the 41st anniversary of the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła as pope.

Card. Karol Wojtyła was elected pope on Monday, October 16, 1978, on the second day of the conclave at 18.18. The Metropolitan of Kraków became the 262nd successor of Saint Peter.

Celebrations of St. Francis of Assisi in Malesia

On September 28, 2019 in Selangor, in the suburbs of the big city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the St. Francis of Assisi Church, a Novena prayer was ongoing for nine days. The prayers were preparing the parish for the celebrations related to the Founder of the Franciscan Order.  The Novena prayer ended on October 6th with a solemn Mass celebrated by most Rev. Julian Leow Beng Kim.Every day, in the...

Papal Day in Munich

The Papal Day is the main celebration of the year for which the Munich Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation prepares with a great attention.  The 19th Papal Day was celebrated with the motto: “Rise, and let’s go.”  That day went by at our parish in a special atmosphere of homage and thanksgiving for the gift of this extraordinary pontificate of the Polish Pope.  On Friday preceding the Papal...

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a mystery of joy! The Church shares in this same joy, surrounded by the light of the Son of God. It is the glory of the Eternal Word, who out of love has become one of us.         Jesus...

The rapid development

APOSTOLIC LETTER THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMUNICATIONS 1. The rapid development of technology in the area of the media is surely one of the signs of progress in...

DIES DOMINI

APOSTOLIC LETTER DIES DOMINI OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON KEEPING THE LORD’S DAY HOLY My esteemed Brothers in the Episcopate and the Priesthood...

ORIENTALE LUMEN

APOSTOLIC LETTER ORIENTALE LUMEN OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF ORIENTALIUM DIGNITAS OF POPE LEO XIII Venerable Brothers, Dear Sons and Daughters of the...

VICESIMUS QUINTUS ANNUS

APOSTOLIC LETTER VICESIMUS QUINTUS ANNUS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROMULGATION OF THE CONCILIAR CONSTITUTION “SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM” ON THE SACRED LITURGY   To all my...

MULIERIS DIGNITATEM

APOSTOLIC LETTER MULIERIS DIGNITATEM OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II ON THE DIGNITY AND VOCATION OF WOMEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE MARIAN YEAR Venerable Brothers and dear Sons and Daughters, Health and the Apostolic...

SALVIFICI DOLORIS

APOSTOLIC LETTER SALVIFICI DOLORIS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, TO THE PRIESTS, TO THE RELIGIOUS FAMILIES AND TO THE FAITHFUL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE CHRISTIAN MEANING OF HUMAN SUFFERING...

DOMINICAE CENAE

LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH ON THE MYSTERY AND WORSHIP OF THE EUCHARIST My venerable and dear brothers, 1. Again this year, for Holy Thursday, I am writing...