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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...

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...

John Paul II Washington DC Chapter

John Paul II Washington DC Chapter

Last year, we were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła election as the Pope John Paul II.  To commemorate this anniversary, the John Paul II Foundation Washington Chapter prepared handmade Polish...

John Paul II – great Pope and Intercessor to God

John Paul II – great Pope and Intercessor to God

During one of the retreats with Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, Administrator of the John Paul II Foundation, taking place from October 5-8th, at the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Delray Beach in Florida an unusual meeting took...

Missionary from the Amazon

Every year, Fr. Zbigniew Kowalczyk, a missionary from Brazil, visits the John Paul II Foundation to share his experience of arduous work in the Amazon. For many years, he is involved in helping the poor Indians living...

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

“The offering of Jesus becomes a meaningful icon of total dedication of own life for those called to regenerate in the Church and in the world, through the evangelical virtues,” the characteristic attributes...