On November 3-13, 2019 there was a visitation of the Triptych with the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the image of St. John Paul II and St. Faustina Kowalska in the Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo, New York. Pauline Fathers oversee the parish.
The Triptych along with the relics of St. John Paul II is peregrinating various parishes in the United States since August 15th. The peregrination will continue until the year 2021 visiting parishes in Canada as well as in Mexico. This initiative relate to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła.
In the year preceding this event, the John Paul II Foundation would like to provide an opportunity to all members and friends to pray together through the intercession of the Saint from Wadowice.
The faithful of the Pauline Fathers parish had the opportunity to pray in front of the relics, presenting their intentions and asking for the intercession of St. John Paul II. Many people recalled their meetings with St. John Paul II in Rome or other parts of the world and now they had an opportunity to experience in Buffalo in the Communion of Saints. Openness through the grace of faith for gifts and miracles can be a great foundation for an even more valiant and conscious faith.
The Triptych and relics were also in the Dominican Nuns Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Buffalo. The nuns joined faithful in prayers. Sick people from parish and from the monastery were especially grateful for the gift of the presence of the relics of John Paul II.
It was an honor for our parish to express gratitude to God for the beloved Pope John Paul II and the opportunity to recall his teachings and to fully entrust life in the hands of Mary, Mother of God. We would like to express our gratitude to Fr. Krzysztof Wieliczko, the Administrator of the John Paul II Foundation in Rome for the opportunity to have the Triptych and relics at our parish.
Fr. Michał Czyżewski, OSPPE
Buffalo – USA
Photo: Fr. Michał Czyżewski archives