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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.”

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Reflection on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, celebrated on 1 January “Alma Redemptoris Mater… The Virgin Mother of the Redeemer…”. In the Christmas season we invoke Mary using an ancient...

New Jersey Chapter of John Paul II Foundation

“If you want equal justice for all, and true freedom and lasting peace, then, America, defend life!”Every human person – no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy...

Baptism includes us in God’s life

Today’s liturgical feast of the Baptism of the Lord closes the Christmas season, which we observed this year with exceptional fervor and participation. (…) This Christmas season has offered us a new occasion to...

Christmas

The Christmas holiday has a unique character. Mary, Saint Joseph and the child-God recall in our minds our own families in which we were born, and we were raised. However, the moment comes and for various reasons, we...

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a mystery of joy! The Church shares in this same joy, surrounded by the light of the Son of God. It is the glory of the Eternal Word, who out of love has become one of us.         Jesus...