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...

September 18 – Feast of St. Stanisław Kostka, patron of Poland

“He lived shortly but he reached the fullness of a long life. We all know these words, which are a synthesis of our Saint’s life, a truly extraordinary figure: in such a short time he managed to achieve a great maturity of Christian and religious vocation. This holy patron of Polish youth has accompanied me for a long time, in my youth and afterwards, constantly. He accompanied me in Rome when I was a student at the Belgian College nearby. Almost every day I was coming to him to...

He settled over the papal apartment

In 1991 he arrived with Archbishop Jaworski for a papal morning Mass. It was probably then, when he saw John Paul II praying for the first time. He saw it so close. He saw in John Paul the depth of union with Christ. When the Holy Father raised the Host, he looked at her with the sincerest adoration. Only Christ and him. They were one. Young priest Mieczysław Mokrzycki did not even thought that five years later he would live above the papal apartment and would serve the Pope until his death...

On Marian holidays he was more joyful

John Paul II entrusted his suffering to Mary. Also, he entrusted to her all his worries and his whole life. Every day, he entrusted to Her his papal ministry. He had a great devotion to Her. There was no day without the Rosary. He used to say rosary several times a day. He also liked May Devotion to the Blessed Mother. There was no day without the Loreto Litany. We were going together to the terrace, where there was a small chapel with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. There, together –...

Pope Francis at Angelus: God Can Forgive Any Sin

‘He wants to tell you that you are precious in His eyes, that you are unique’ God’s mercy can forgive any sin — any sine — but the sinner has the power to refuse that mercy. That was at the core of the Holy Father’s message in his address before praying the noonday Angelus on September 15, 2019, with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square.  He pointed out that the endless mercy of God is the heart of the gospel. “He wants to tell you that you are precious in His eyes, that you are unique,”...

THE TRIPTYCH IN THE UNITED STATES

  On Saturday, August 24, 2019 the Triptych was transferred from the St. Joseph Basilica in Webster to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Worcester. Upon solemn entrance of the Triptych, welcome words delivered by...

John Paul II knew communism very well

John Paul II knew communism very well.  He knew it from inside and personally experienced the evil to which it was capable. Thus, he believed that there is a need for a radical change of conduct.  He asked that the Holy...

They organized protests against Archbishop Wojtyła

Fr. Stanisław started his service as the personal secretary of Archbishop Wojtyła, at the time of one of the strongest clashes between the Polish Church and the communist regime.  Before, there was a fierce polemic...

Peregrination of the Triptych in Europe

The year 2020 is the year of the Great Jubilee of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Great Pope Saint John Paul II.  Wishing to prepare spiritually for the celebration of this anniversary in the Chapters of the...

Mother of Jasna Góra, Queen of Poland

I implore you, Mother of Jasna Góra, Queen of Poland, to embrace my entire country with your maternal heart. Increase its courage and spiritual strength, so that it will be able to fulfil the great responsibility it...

Coronation of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa

In the United States, in Doylestown, a solemn coronation of the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa took place on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The solemn celebration was led by Archbishop Charles Chaput, from Philadelphia.  ...

Pope at Angelus

Pope at Angelus: It Doesn’t Matter Who You Know, to Get to Heaven, You Need a Good Life of Faith It does not matter who you know, it takes a good life of faith, to get you to Heaven. Pope Francis stressed this during...

Extraordinary, unimaginable adventure

It happened on October 8, 1966.  On that day, Archbishop Wojtyła, who was already the Archbishop of Kraków called in Fr. Dziwisz.  “Please come over to me. To help me…”  He chose him as he always heard good opinions...

Peregrination of the Triptych

God’s Providence watches over us and allows us to live a great and important moments in the Church, in the parish, in the family and our lives.  The year 2020 is the year of the Great Jubilee, exactly on May 18th, there...