The Los Angeles Chapter of the John Paul II Foundation

  Living outside the country, we try to maintain strong ties with the Homeland and cultivate Polish traditions.  One tradition that is especially important for us is joint singing of Polish Christmas Carols. Every year, on the first Saturday of...

The Vatican Council

At the opening of the third session of the Vatican Council Karol Wojtyła already appointed as the Archbishop, took his place closer to the altar.  This meant a transition from listening to creating that is to active participation in deliberations...

He wanted everyone to deserve a paradise

It was a genuine friendship.  Carlo Ciampi (President of Italy) called John Paul II as “his older brother.” The last time they saw each other was a few days before the Pope’s death.  Three years later, the former President of Italy...

The famous trips’ apostolate

Prayers and confession were the spiritual basis on which Father Karol, as the Vicar of St. Florian Church, conducted pastoral work with students, which at the time was a pioneering undertaking. At the same time, he maintained contacts with students...

On the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, in Continuity with Jesus’ Manifestation at Epiphany and in the Baptism at the Jordan

Jesus in Solidarity with Sinners: “God Offers His Own Son for Humanity’s Salvation”  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! This Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is placed in continuity with Epiphany and with the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. The...

He fully felt as a man from Rome

He ‘discovered’ Rome already as a young man, just after his ordination to the priesthood. He was sent there by his Archbishop to finish his studies.  Karol Wojtyła quickly adjusted, understood its spirit, and loved it...

“Brother, welcome among us”

It was a cold, December afternoon, when he returned there as the Pope (we are talking about the St. Francis Xavier Church, where the Holy Father prayed and heard confessions as a young priest at the time of his studies...

I think that we will do well together

I was not prepared for this; I did not graduate from any diplomatic school.  I just graduated from a standard PhD program, theology studies, He answers with disarming sincerity.  Quickly, he learned that John Paul II...

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JOHN PAUL II APOSTOLIC LETTER MULIERIS DIGNITATEM

ON THE DIGNITY AND VOCATION OF WOMEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE MARIAN YEAR “In God’s eternal plan, woman is the one in whom the order of love in the created world of persons takes first root. The order of love...

Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s Stations of the Cross

1976 – Lenten Retreat – Vatican The Station of the Cross prayed during the Lenten Retreat under the spiritual leadership of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła’s in1976 in Vatican with the presence of Pope Paul VI. Introduction...

Regular day of the Pope – part. II

At 11 a.m. beside Wednesdays, when the general audiences were taking place, private and official visits were held. Private guests or groups attended the official visits. Bishops, the heads of State or heads of...

an Paweł II posypuje popiołem głowę małego chłopca podczas Mszy św. w Bazylice św. Piotra w Watykanie w Środę Popielcową 2004 r.

Ash Wednesday 

“This world passes away” “Ash Wednesday is the day when the Church ashes the heads of her children and recalls the words that marked the fate and history of man, from the first fall:” Remember...