I do not have time, now I need to go to play soccer

Karol Wojtyła’s attitude as a Pope was neither the next phase of the Papacy evolution nor its new chapter.  It was a turbulent, even revolutionary breakthrough.  This has never happened before – no Pope has ever been “at hand”, none of the previous Heads of the church has demonstrated...

From Paris to Cracow and to Jasna Gora

On June 2, 1979 the plane with John Paul II landed in Warsaw. The bells were beating in all churches in Poland. After leaving the airplane, John Paul II made a greeting sign and kneeled and kissed the land. The crowds of believers welcomed him everywhere. That was exactly 40 years ago. Many people...

Fr. Sławomir Oder: From the beginning I was convinced of the holiness of John Paul II

  It has been many years, and today we see that attempts to break the John Paul II life history -notes the postulator in the canonization process of the Polish Pope.  As he adds, there is no room for “ambiguity, doubt or criticism” of the Holy Father in the documentation of the process...

The Blessed Karolina Kózka

The Blessed Karolina Kózka was born on August 2, 1898, in Poland, the Diocese of Tarnów, in the village of Wał-Ruda which then was a part of the parish of Radłów and has been included into the parish of Zabawa since 1913 – the date of its formation. She was the fourth youngest of eleven children of...

The Gospel Moves Christians from Fear to Faith

The Gospel Moves Christians from Fear to Faith Pope Francis today commented on one of the most frightening – and reassuring – Gospel passages, the day’s reading from the 21st chapter of Luke. The Holy Father’s remarks on Jesus’ discourse on the end times came before he prayed the noonday Angelus...

Accepting God’s will

Archbishop Mokrzycki particularly remembers their last spent together Lent.  At Ash Wednesday they were in the hospital. John Paul II was sick at that time.  He suffered with each passing day more and more.  His last...

St. John Paul II taught as a prophet

“I can say that the spirit of John Paul II is with us, that he lives in those who not only listened to him, but also implemented his instruction into their lives. Their testimonies inform future generations that...

Journée type du Pape– première partie

First part of weekday of the Pope John Paul II

Let return to the Vatican to tell you what the Pope’s weekday looked like. Let’s remember that John Paul II was a perfectionist. He wanted to not waste any minute of his time. That’s why he scrupulously...

Spoglądał na Rzym i mu błogosławił.

He was looking at Rome and blessed it

At the end of the day, at evening audiences John Paul II always meet with his closest associates. On Mondays and Thursdays was secretary of state, Tuesday’s directors, on Wednesday the secretary of the second...

Retreat - "On the forgotten roads"

Retreat – “On the forgotten roads”

The retreat is a special time for every believer. These days are also organized for scholarship recipients of the John Paul II Foundation. The second series of retreats took place in the monastery of the Priests of the...