John Paul II Foundation

Pope John Paul II visit to Knock Shrine – Ireland

On a misty Autumn morning in 1979 the Aer Lingus flagship descended in Dublin. On board was the First Pope ever to visit our shores, Ireland known as the Land of Saints and Scholars. People from all walks of life and from every county waited with such excitement and delight when the news that the Pope was coming. Who was this Pope? His name was John Paul II. A man of fine stature and strength, and a native of Poland. We were the privileged...

Pope Francis Renews Invitation to Prayer and Peace in Wake of New Zealand Attacks

‘I’m close to our Muslim friends and to all that community.’ Pope Francis on March 17, 2019, renewed his prayers for the victims of the March 15, 2019, attack on two New Zealand mosques, calling for prayers for the victims and their families. At least 49 were killed and dozens injured in the attacks. The Holy Father invited all to unite in prayer to oppose hatred and violence. His comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the crowds...

“Missionaries with the power of the Holy Spirit” –the announcement on Sunday “Ad Gentes”

“Through prayer, suffering for mission and victims, we express fraternal solidarity with 2004 our missionaries and missionaries who preach the Gospel and give testimony to the love of God and neighbor in 99 mission countries,” says the President of the Polish Conference of Bishops for the Mission, Bishop Jerzy Mazur on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 17, Day of Prayer, Fasting and Solidarity with the Missionaries.
 

Plenary Meeting of the Polish Conference of Bishops

382 Plenary Meeting of the Conference of the Polish Bishops took place in Warsaw from March 12 to 14, 2019. The meeting was moderated by Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, chairman of the Polish Conference of Bishops.
“In connection with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Paul II, bishops from their hearts bless all pastoral and social initiatives related to the person and legacy of the Polish Pope.”

Why was John Paul II named as the Great?

Almost all Poles admire their Pope, but not only them.  On the contrary, in the world he is known as John Paul the Great and belongs (alongside Leon I and Gregory I, who lived at the turn of ancient times and the Middle Age) to the elite group of Church’s Heads who have gained this nickname.  Is is right?  Undoubtedly, yes.  What supports this? The pontificate of Wojtyła is one of the longest one in history.  It also happened to be at the turn...

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...

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...

Zmarł ks. Stanisław Szmidt, autor polskiego tekstu „Barki”

Fr. Stanisław Szmidt, author of the song “Barka” died

Eighty two years old Fr. Stanisław Szmidt SDB, Salesian Fathers, author of the song “Barka” died.  The “Barka” song was one of the favorite songs of St. John Paul II.  Funeral ceremonies will take place on Wednesday...

Potrzebujemy zdrowych korzeni

We need healthy roots

On Thursday, February 14, in the chapel of the John Paul II Foundation Home, we celebrated a solemn Holy Mass on the occasion of the feast of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, patrons of Europe and also the patrons or...

John Paul II Foundation of the Irish Chapter

John Paul II Foundation of the Irish Chapter

The Irish Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation met for their monthly meeting on February 12th at the Adoration Chapel in Ferns. The Rosary was prayed before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, through the...

Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes

Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes

The Catholic Church commemorates Blessed Virgin Mary from Lourdes on February 11th. On that day in 1858, four years after Pius IX solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Virgin Mary appeared to poor...