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Please join us for upcoming
pilgrimage to Poland -
In the footsteps of
St. John Paul the Great
our foundation's office in Linden, NJ.
Spiritual leader: Rev. Can. Mirosław Król
President of the Foundation
This is a very special pilgrimage that includes events and gatherings, which are not normally a part of a pilgrimage itinerary. Just read the attached SCHEDULE, pray, and go with us on this once in a lifetime spiritual journey to Poland. It is a beautiful country with a very interesting history, rich Catholic traditions and of many great saints. Among them are St. John Paul II and St. Faustina Kowalska who are well known around the world. We will be visiting the most beautiful places of the country: churches, shrines and monuments. There will be enough time for shopping and relaxation, especially in Zakopane, a mountain resort, where we will stay in a newly opened 5* hotel. It is an English guided pilgrimage!
We will also be received by His Eminence, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the former personal secretary of St. John Paul II for 40 years. He will celebrate a Holy Mass for our group in the chapel where Karol Wojtyła was ordained a priest and then we will be hosted for a dinner at his residence at the historic Franciszkańska 3 Street. We will have a great time! The accommodations are superior. The food - do not plan to go on a diet :-).
Please, call the Classic Travel office (973 473 3845, or toll free: 1-800-774-6996) to reserve your seat before December 20, 2015 and you will save $100.00. This travel agency specializes in pilgrimages, especially to Poland, and I have been with them many times - one of the best you can go with!
Again - see the attached SCHEDULE
and come with us!
The Foundation Friends of St. John Paul II Be Not Afraid develops and grows stronger!
On May 16, 2016, President of our Foundation Father Miroslaw Krol participated in the opening of a new Chapter of the Foundation, this time in Detroit, Michigan.
More photos from this event in our Gallery
On November 11, 2014, Fr. Can. Mirosław Król, the president of our foundation, pastor of St. Theresa parish in Linden and custodian of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II in Linden, NJ visited Pope Francis during private audience.
During the audience the Holy Father accepted a gift from the parish of St. Theresa - an icon of the Holy Family, and also blessed the crowns for our new icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
The Pope also extended his apostolic blessing to the whole family of St. Theresa, our foundation and all pilgrims who visit our archdiocesan shrine of Saint John Paul II.
Before the audience Fr. Krol celebrated Mass with the Pope in his private chapel.
Visiting website of the Krakow's John Paul II Center, you can follow the progress in the construction of this great work, which is also created thanks to the generosity of contributors who made donations through our foundation.
According to the latest reports, the construction of the Center goes efficiently and fast, and the progress is documented in the photo gallery at the website which you can reach by clicking the following link:
In the October issue of catholic magazine "Catholic" New Jersey, in the section of "Your Stories", the article about the new Shrine of Blessed John Paul II in Linden was published. The main character is of course the pastor and also curator of the Shrine as well as the president of Friends of Bl John Paul II, "Be Not Afraid!" Center, Inc., Father Miroslaw Krol.
We cordially invite you to read! - Click HERE
New shrine of Blessed John Paul II was established on September 29th, 2013 in Linden, New Jersey. Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus became the Shrine which was officially announced by the Archbishop of Newark John Myers.
For many years Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Liden has been a place of worship and prayers through the intercession of Bl. Pope John Paul II. In the temple there are many relics of Pope which were offered during visits to the parish by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, such as: blood and hair of the Pope, skullcap, Můžete (papal cape), and the Rosary. During the ceremony of announcing of the sanctuary Archbishop John Myers gave a special gift from the archdiocese. Sanctuary received a chasuble, in which the Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass during his pilgrimage to the United States in 1995.
Archbishop Myers during the ceremony in Linden said: "Pope John Paul II had a big impact on the life of our Archdiocese of Newark. During His pilgrimage to the United States He visited the Cathedral in Newark and raised it to the rank of Minor Basilica. I personally, like many of the faithful, have a special devotion to the blessed John Paul II. I believe that He was a shepherd and a man for our time and certainly will be known in future as John Paul the Great. Poles living in New Jersey are an important part of our Archdiocese. I am very grateful for the opportunity to ministry in the Archdiocese, also among the Poles. Pope John Paul appointed me bishop and archbishop, and it gives me another reason to be grateful to him. Establishment of the new sanctuary of blessed John Paul II is our tribute for the pontificate of the Pope, and I hope that it will be the place for rediscovery the teachings of the Holy Father, which He left us during his 27 years of pontificate. "