Delegation of the Polish government at the tomb of John Paul II

A holy Mass was celebrated at the tomb of John Paul II for the Polish government delegation participating in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victorious battle of Monte Cassino in Italy, anniversary ceremonies were held, in which delegations from Poland also participated. Among them was a delegation of the Polish government along with several senators and...

We were united in suffering…but the Father is saved

After a short rest, the Holy Father woke up again early in the morning.  He looked at me again, this time consciously and – unbelievable – he asked: “Did I pray the evening prayer?” He was under impression that it is still Wednesday, May 13.  The first three days were a nightmare.  The Holy Father was continuously praying.  And, he was suffering, suffering a lot.  But, even greater, this inner one, deep, which was not going away, was...

That day…doctors from the Polyclinic gave their own blood

The Pope was losing his strength, but he was still conscious.  He was making quiet each time weaker groans. And, he was praying, I heard how he prayed, saying “Jesus, Mary my Mother.”  When we got to the hospital, he lost consciousness.  It was then, when I realized that his life is actually in mortal danger.  Doctors, who were operating, revealed to me later one that they were operating with almost no faith that the patient will...

St. Peter’s Square, May 13, 1981

  Remembering the assassination attempt on Pope St. John Paul II 35 years on. On a calm and sunny May afternoon 35 years ago this Friday, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope St. John Paul II was driven into St. Peter’s Square to deliver his weekly catechesis. He was going to talk about the role of work and workers to mark the 90th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum, and announce the creation of what would become the...

Pope Francis’ Homily for Palm Sunday

Pope Francis on April 14, 2019, celebrated Mass for Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square. An estimated 40,000 of the faithful joined in the service, which included the blessing of palms and reading of the Passion narrative...

Emilia Wojtyła – Mom of Karol Wojtyła

Passed away on April 13, 1929… quietly, calmly, as she spent her entire life… surrounded by her loved ones, to the end trusting in Divine Mercy.   I lost my Mom before the First Communion, when I was 9 years old, and...

We ate outside under the sky from plastic plates

We were leaving in the morning just after breakfast.  Earlier, the police did an interview, prepared some secluded place where no one would interfere the Holy Father and where no one would be interfered by people who...

Conversations with John Paul II. Truth

Faith and reason (Fides et ratio) are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to contemplate the truth. Truth is good, and lie, falsehood, and hypocrisy, are evil.  Words can sometimes express the truth in a...

FOLLOW ME

Follow me – this lapidary saying of Christ can be taken as the key to understanding the message which comes to us from the life of our late beloved Pope John Paul II. Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of...

I was always at his side and he went away alone

…until the moment of separation came; around us countless crowds. Present were personalities who came from far away; above all; however, his people; his young people; and, these, so meaningful and urgent banners.   The...

Tatr ani Bieszczad w Watykanie nie miał.

He puts on a cape and goes out to the terrace

It was setting the rhythm of his day.  Before the morning Mass, in his bedroom, he was praying the Rosary stretched out on the floor in the shape of a cross.  Then – private prayers and meditations in the chapel and...

“Holiness is made of love”

Said John Paul II in his homily during the Brother Albert beatification Mass in Kraków’s Błonia Park on June 22, 1983.  These words became the motto of the seminar which took place on Saturday March 30, 2019 at the...

Renew the face!

On April 2, 2019 it was the 14th anniversary of the Holy Father’s John Paul II, the Patron and Founder of our Foundation, return to the Home of the Father.  This year’s anniversary celebrations were held under the motto...