Las enseñanzas de San Juan Pablo II se adelantaron a su tiempo, indicó Cardenal

En el marco de los 42 años de la elección de Karol Wojtyla como pontífice, el Arzobispo de Cracovia y exsecretario personal de San Juan Pablo II, Cardenal Stanislaw Dziwisz, señaló que las enseñanzas del Papa polaco se adelantaron a su tiempo y resaltó su visión sobre la familia, los jóvenes y la solidaridad. Source: Las enseñanzas de San Juan Pablo II se adelantaron a su tiempo, indicó...

Hace 100 años San Juan Pablo II fue bautizado

Un día como hoy hace cien años, el pequeño Karol Wojtyla fue bautizado en la capilla de la Sagrada Familia de la Basílica de la Presentación de la Bienaventurada Virgen María, en Wadowice (Polonia), un evento que como afirmó el hoy San Juan Pablo II “uno tendría que celebrar (…) no menos que el día del nacimiento”. Source: Hace 100 años San Juan Pablo II fue...

Pope John Paul II’s Prayer for Unity

Pope John Paul II’s Prayer for Unity In 1979, St. John Paul II visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland and made a solemn act of consecration to the Virgin Mary. It was a tumultuous time in the world, especially in Poland which was still under communist occupation. There was great tension in the world and St. John Paul II urged peace and justice on all sides, doing what he could to unite the people under the leadership of Jesus Christ. Near the end of this consecration prayer, the Polish pontiff turned to Mary, Mother of Unity and laid before her all that was on his heart. Here is his prayer that is VERY fitting for what we face today. Let us ask Mary to unite our nation now! LORD OUR GOD, through all the means of knowledge, of mutual respect, of love, of shared collaboration in various fields, may we be able to rediscover gradually the divine plan for the unity into which we should enter and bring everybody in, in order that the one fold of Christ may recognize and live its unity on earth. Mary, Mother of Unity, teach us constantly the ways that lead to unity. Mother of Good Counsel, show...

SIXTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SIXTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME May 22, 2020 WORD of the DAY One night in a vision the Lord said to Paul, “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” (Acts: 18: 9-10) How shall I live this Word? Jesus invites Paul to continue speaking of Him and not be silent, continue to proclaim Him with words and with his life . This is a strong invitation for us as well. Faith never goes on vacation or even in ‘quarantine’. It does not have times of yes and no. Our Christian commitment continues always, to recount with creativity and joy the good and beautiful things that God accomplishes in our life. We must witness to the joy of being Christians even in suffering and sickness, living charity and service even in the most problematic and difficult situations, never leaving anyone alone. In the footsteps of Paul and following Jesus’ indications, during this time of the pandemic and forced isolation, we have seen be born and grow a new way...