On November 19-29, the Triptych with the relic of St. John Paul II, came to the parish of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, where Pauline Fathers serve. St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish was established in 1873 and dedicated to Saint Stanislaus from Szczepanów. Is the oldest Polish parish in the diocese of Buffalo. The parish holds services and Masses in Polish for Polish immigrants broadcast on Catholic radio every Sunday. The Triptych and relic were also received by the Carmelite Sisters of the monastery of Saint Teresa of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) in Buffalo. The monastery was established in 1920 and in 2020, will celebrate the 100th anniversary. The sisters joined in the prayer that has been going on in America since August 15. and is expected to last until 2021, visiting parishes in USA, Canada and Mexico. The initiative to visit the Triptych and the relic of John Paul II is related to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła. In the year preceding this event, the John Paul II Foundation would like to convey to all members and friends to join in prayer through the intercession of the Saint John Paul II.
Father Michał Czyżewski, OSPPE Buffalo, USA_____________
Dear Fr Michal,
Praised be Jesus Christ!
May God reward Your Reverence for bringing the relics of Pope St. John Paul II, with the beautiful triptych of John Paul, Our Lady of Czestochowa and St Faustina, to our Carmel from November 27-29, 2019.
It was truly a privilege for our Community to be blessed with this opportunity to pray in the presence of a saint who is so dear to our hearts!
It was especially providential that the relics stayed with us for the Thanksgiving holiday, since we certainly give great thanks to God for all the graces which He has bestowed on the Church through the leadership, and now the heavenly intercession, of this great saint.
Carmelites owe a special debt of gratitude to Pope St. John Paul II (himself a Third Order Carmelite) for approving our Constitutions and allowing us to preserve the true spirit of Our Holy Mother St Teresa of Jesus, to whom he was especially devoted.
We still read with great edification the exhortations he addressed to the Discalced Carmelites on the occasion of his visits to Spain.
It was a beautiful grace to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Divine Office in the presence of the relics, and for the Sisters to make private visits to invoke his powerful intercession.
We beg Pope St. John Paul II to intercede for the Church and the world in these very troubled times, hoping that the new springtime for the Church which he longed for will come about soon.
Thank you again for this wonderful blessing!
Mother Teresa of Jesus, OCD