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...

125th Anniversary, Webster, MA

On May 17 -20, 2019, Cardinal StanisławRyłko along with Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko at the invitation of Prelate Antoni Czarnecki visited Webster, MA.  The 99thanniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II and the...

Glory to the Holy Trinity in the Ascension

“We pause before the glorious Christ of the Ascension to contemplate the presence of the whole Trinity. (…)The Ascension, then, is a Trinitarian epiphany which indicates the goal to which personal and universal history...

He never stopped to be a spiritual shepherd

He knew that the world needs a prayer, that the world needs sacraments, that a modern man is further and further instead of being closer to God.  He was doing everything to reduce this distance.  That’s why he traveled...

He liked Tuesdays the most

Let us go back to the morning Papal mass celebrated in the private chapel.  After the mass, the Pope was not leaving alone his guests.  He was inviting them for a meeting.  The Mass was ending, and all guests were...

He was a brave man

He was a brave man. If he believed that it was his duty, he was not afraid to publicly say where the border exists between what is fair and what is not. In the slightest form, he was not thinking about unpopularity that...