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John Paul II ON THE PERSON AND MISSION OF SAINT JOSEPH IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST  AND OF THE CHURCH

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS ON THE PERSON AND MISSION OF SAINT JOSEPH IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST  AND OF THE CHURCH   “St. Joseph was called by God to serve the person and mission of Jesus directly through the exercise of his fatherhood. It is precisely in this way that, as the Church’s Liturgy teaches, he “cooperated in the fullness of time in the great mystery of salvation” and is truly a “minister of salvation...

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.”

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...

The 34th World Youth Day in Panama has started

From the call not to be scared to be a saint in the modern world the 34th World Youth Day began in Panama.  A Holy Mass on the Costa Cintera – boulevard on the shores of the Pacific Ocean – was celebrated on...