Pope at Angelus

Pope at Angelus: It Doesn’t Matter Who You Know, to Get to Heaven, You Need a Good Life of Faith It does not matter who you know, it takes a good life of faith, to get you to Heaven. Pope Francis stressed this during his Aug. 25 Angelus Address to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square as he reflected...

Extraordinary, unimaginable adventure

It happened on October 8, 1966.  On that day, Archbishop Wojtyła, who was already the Archbishop of Kraków called in Fr. Dziwisz.  “Please come over to me. To help me…”  He chose him as he always heard good opinions about him.  And so, from that moment their life paths crossed for good.  Fr...

Peregrination of the Triptych

God’s Providence watches over us and allows us to live a great and important moments in the Church, in the parish, in the family and our lives.  The year 2020 is the year of the Great Jubilee, exactly on May 18th, there will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Great John Paul II.  In order to...

August 22nd – Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen 

The feast was introduced by Pope Pius XII by the encyclical “Ad Caeli Reginam” (To the Queen of Heaven) issued on October 11, 1954, on the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.  Already during the First Vatican Council in 1869, French...

Such a funny story, although in a very serious context

It reminds me of such a funny story, although in a very serious context.   It was probably the last visit of George Bush with the Holy Father.  I remember, that he Holy Father was quite weak, had problems with reading, speaking.  At first, he met with Bush in the library, for a private audience, in...

Christ – Priest and Victim

“The truth about Christ’s priesthood has always struck me in an extraordinarily eloquent way in the Litany which used to be recited in the seminary at Cracow, especially on the eve of a priestly ordination. I am...

Dzień powszedni Papieża

I am praying for the entire world

xHe was praying for everyone, with whom he met.  He was praying before the meeting and after it.  He was saying: “I will remember in the prayer”, “I am praying for you.”  These were not empty words.  The Holy Father was...

Be open on the influence of the Holy Spirit

“And you also are witnesses” (Jn 15: 27). Enlivened by the gift of the Spirit, the Church has always been keenly aware of this duty and has faithfully proclaimed the Gospel message in every time and place...

I wanted to return to Poland

Certainly, I wanted, I should have returned to Poland.  Already for many years, since 1972, I was working on the preparations for the St. Stanislaus Jubilee, to be able in 1979 to celebrate the nine hundredth...

From this place a huge waive came

Deeply in memory I have the meeting in Gniezno in June 1979, when for the first time the Pope from Krakow was able to celebrate the Eucharist at the Lech’s Hill, in the presence of an unforgettable Primate of...

Ovations which sounded as an earthquake

On June 2, 1979, the Pope celebrated the first Mass at the Victory Square, where usually the main national celebrations were taking place.  Countless crowds attended the Mass.  Cardinal König described it as a true...

John Pau II Letter to Children

“It is absolutely true: Jesus and his Mother often choose children and give them important tasks for the life of the Church and of humanity. I have named only a few who are known everywhere, but how many others there...