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...

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...