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 prepare spiritually for the celebration of this anniversary at the Chapters of the John Paul II Foundation, peregrination of the Triptych (with the icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa and images of St. John Paul II and Saint Faustina) started. John Paul II entirely entrusted himself and the whole world to the Mother of Christ reflecting this in his motto Totus Tuus – all Yours. The Pope entrusted to Virgin Mary all aspects of our reality, aspects big and small. In his speeches, letters or encyclicals, referring to various issues, he always entrusted them to Mary. At the same time pointing to the Mother of the Church as a model to follow. He emphasized that the word “consecration” specifies a special partnership relationship that occurs as a result of the response to love.
Through the peregrination of the Triptych, following St. John Paul II, we want to entrust to the Mother of God: ourselves, our families, the work of the Foundation and the Church, and the whole world, which now, as never before, needs God’s Mercy.
Peregrination of the Triptych will be done on three continents: America, Asia, and Europe. On the American continent it already started on August 17, 2019 in Webster, in the St. Joseph Basilica. After the commemorate entrance during which the Triptych was carried by Małgorzata and Krzysztof Kacprzak, and welcome words delivered by the Pastor of the Basilica, Grzegorz Chodkowski, a solemn Mass was celebrated. During the Mass, Prelate Antoni Czarnecki delivered the homily. The solemn Mass ended with a prayer for the St. John Paul II intercession. After the Mass, faithful paid homage to relics which are peregrinating along with the Triptych.
The Triptych will stay at the St. Joseph Basilica in Webster until Saturday, August 24th. During that time, faithful will be able to participate in the daily Mass, Novena to St. John Paul II and prayerful vigil. On Wednesday, August 21st, a special devotion to Our Lady of Jasna Góra (Częstochowa), St John Paul II and St. Faustina took place.
The Triptych will be taken from St. Joseph Basilica in Webster to Worcester, MA to the Our Lady of Częstochowa Church.
The second Triptych will be peregrinating in Europe. Currently, the Triptych is waiting at Jasna Góra for solemn passing to dr. Fr. Stanisław Pławecki, CSsR, the priest who served in Germany. The Triptych will be passed to Fr. Pławecki, CSsR on August 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Our Lady of Jasna Góra during the Jasna Góra Appeal. The peregrination will start on October 12th at the Polish Church in Munich.
The peregrination of the third Triptych will start in Jakarta on October 16th during the meeting with young people of Indonesia