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John Paul II Gallery of Pictures [Photos]
SpiritDaily ^ | 04-01-05 | Spirit Daily

Posted on 04/01/2005 8:07:11 PM PST by Salvation

John Paul II
Before Papacy

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     Born in Wadowice, Kraków, Poland., May 18, 1920.
Baptized on June 20, 1920. Lived with his parents at Rynek 2, (now Via Koscielna 7, apt. 4). Later, he and his father moved to Kraków (Via Tyniecka 10).
     - He made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was Confirmed at 18.
     - Ordained Priest in 1946 at Kraków, age 26.
     -  Ordained Bishop in the Cathedral of Wavel, 1958, at age 38.
    - Archbishop of Kraków, 1964, age 46.
 -  Consecrated Cardinal by Pope Paul VI, 1967, age 47.
     - Elected the 264th Pope on October 16, 1978 at 5:15 p.m. He is the 263rd Successor of Peter, at age 58.

    - Father: Karol Wojtyła: Son of a master tailor. Tailor, from 1900 administrative officer of the Austrian army, then lieutenant in the Polish army. He died in 1941.
    - Mother: Emilia Kaczorowska. She died in 1929, when Karol was 9.
    - Brother Edmund: Born on August 27, 1906 in Kraków, physician, worked in Powszechny Hospital in Bielsko.
He died in 1932, when Karol was 12.

   Since 1926 he attended the elementary school for boys, and then the prep years of secondary school "Marcin Wadowita" in which during all his classes he achieved the top grades.... during Secondary School he is president of the Society of Mary and made his first pilgrimage to Częstochowa.

    Theatrical performances: The first one in Wadowice in 1934-38. In 1938-39 he joins the "Studio 38", experimental theater group founded by Tadeusz Kudliński.while studying at Jagellonian University, in Kraków.In 1941his first presentation of Król Duch (The Spirit King) by Jiliusz Słowacki.

    Consecration to Mary:
 Young Karol made the Consecration to Mary when he wanted to be a theater artist. And just after making it, a thought came to his mind: "I want to be a priest"... but I don't want to be a priest, he reflected, I want to be a theater artist!... but the thought came back again and again and again... and he became a priest!... and then a Bishop, with the Motto of the Consecration... and then a Pope who choose the same Motto of the Consecration.
    It is the same Motto of the  of the Consecration of St. Luis Maria Grignon de Montfort... following the same order of Redemption: God gave us Jesus through Mary, so now we give everything to Jesus through Mary. So, His "Motto" is "Totus Tuus", "I am all yours, Mary"..."All to Jesus trough Mary"    

    He participates in military training exercises at Hermanice in 1935. In July 1939 military training camp at Ozomla, near Sadowa Wiszna for Polish and Ukraine students. - Second World War begins on Sep.1939.

    The Nazi occupation of Poland closed the University in 1939, and young Karol earns a living and forestalls deportation and imprisonment, as a stone cutter in quarry at Zakrzówek, Kraków...and then in in the Solvay Chemical Plant (1940-1944).

    Begins clandestine studies for the priesthood in 1942 at Kraków's underground Seminary; registers in the Faculty of Theology of the Jagellonian University,  Kraków.  

    John Paul II is possibly the most athletic Pope in history. In his youth, he played soccer as a goal-keeper, took daring swims in the flooded Skawa River, and enjoyed skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and kayaking.

    Hit by an automobile, he was at the hospital from February 29 to March 12, 1944.

    The Russian Armed Forces freed Kraków from Nazi occupation in 1945...Now Communism is in Poland!.

    He begins studies in Rome in 1946, just after his ordination as a Priest. - Registers at the Angelicum University. - Lodging with the Pallottines in Via Pettinari. and then, together with Fr. Starowieyski lives at the Pontifical Belgian College in Via Quirinale 26.
    With Fr. Starowieyski he travels in 1947 to France, Belgium and Holland. In the area of Charleroi he carries out his pastoral activities with the Polish workers.

    His doctoral Thesis in Rome, 1948: "The Problems of Faith in the Works of St. John of the Cross"; earns a doctorate in philosophy. - July,  Returns from Rome to Poland. - He earns a master's degree in theology at the Jagellonian University in Kraków (1942-1946). Earns a doctorate in sacred theology in the Faculty of Theology at the Jagellonian University with highest marks.

    He starts his publications in 1950. Appointed to the Chair of Ethics at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1956

    Ordained Bishop in the Cathedral of Wavel, 1958.

   Dissertation published by the Academy of Sciences of the Catholic University of Lublin: "Evaluation of the Possibility of Constructing a Christian Ethic based on the System of Max Scheler". - First edition of "Love and Responsibility" (ed. by TNKUL), in 1960.       

   Participates in the Second Vatican Council since 1963, making contributions to the documents that would become the Decree on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis Humanae) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), two of the most historic and influential products of the council.

    Metropolitan Bishop of Kraków, in 1963. Archbishop of Kraków, 1964. - September 10, Leaves for the III session of the Second Vatican Council (September 14 - November 21); at its conclusion makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, remaining for two weeks.   

    The Episcopal Commission for the Apostolate of the Laity is established; Archbishop Wojtyła is made President, in 1966.

    Consecrated Cardinal in the Sistine Chapel, by Pope Paul VI, 1967.  - Reception ceremony of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa for the purpose of visitation within the Archdiocese of Kraków. The sacred image had been held previously by the authorities in Częstochowa.

   Trip to America and various pastoral visits to different European 1969-70 - During his visitation to the parish of Corpus Domini he makes a visit to the Jewish Community and to the Synagogue in the Kazimierz section of Kraków. - The Polish Theological Society (PTT) of Krakow publishes "The Acting Person" (Osoba i cyzn).   

    Participates at the beatification of Fr. Maximilian Kolbe. in 1971.

    Opening of the Archdiocesan Synod of Kraków in 1972. - Publishes Foundations of Renewal: A Study on the Implementation of the Second Vatican Council, which reflects his efforts to educate the people of his archdiocese on Vatican II, (Published by PTT)

    Participates in the Eucharistic Congress in Australia in 1973. Stops at Manila (Philippines) and New Guinea. - Visit to Belgium. - Audience with Paul VI -.Visit to France (Paris, Chamonix, Annecy).

    Visit to San Giovanni Rotondo in 1974. He was there for the first time during his student years and met with Padre Pio.

   Gives a paper "Participation or Alienation?" in 1975 an international study seminar of phenomenology in Fribourg.- Visits the German Democratic Republic (DDR).

   In 1977 he gives the spiritual exercises at the Vatican, in the presence of Pope Paul VI, the meditations from which have been published as A Sign of Contradiction. He returns to Kraków on the 16th of March. - Attends congress at the Gregorian University of Rome. He gives the introduction on the phenomenolgy of action. - Visit to the United States and Canada.
    Participates AND presides during the absence of Card. Seper at the third meeting of the Council of the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.- Gives a lecture entitled "The Problem of Creating Culture Through Human Praxis" at Sacred Heart University of Milan. - Receives a doctorate "honoris causa" from Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz.

    1978: Present at the funeral of Paul VI. - Conclave begins - John Paul I (Albino Luciani) is elected Pope. - Visits the Federal Republic of Germany with Cardinal Primate Stefan Wyszyński and the Bishops of Stroba and Rubin.
    - October 3-4:  Leaves for the funeral of Pope John Paul I.
October 14: Conclave begins.

    - October 16: Cardinal Karol Wojtyła is elected 264th Pope at approximately 5:15 p.m. He is the 263rd Successor of Peter, and takes the name of John Paul II.


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To: firebrand; Coleus

Amazing thread ping

101 posted on 04/02/2005 9:14:40 PM PST by nutmeg
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102 posted on 04/02/2005 9:18:05 PM PST by Coleus (God Bless our beloved Pope John Paul II, May he Rest in Peace)
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To: Salvation
That will make such a beautiful Holy Card!

Do you have a website for the artist?

103 posted on 04/02/2005 9:23:34 PM PST by Siobhan (John Paul the Great, Apostle of the Gospel of Life!)
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To: NYer

That is a very nice picture of the Pope and the Maronite Patriarch. Thank you for posting it!

104 posted on 04/02/2005 9:24:50 PM PST by Siobhan (John Paul the Great, Apostle of the Gospel of Life!)
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To: ConservativeLawyer


105 posted on 04/02/2005 9:35:11 PM PST by ConservativeLawyer (Be Not Afraid)
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To: Salvation

Excellent, excellent work!

106 posted on 04/02/2005 9:49:36 PM PST by TAdams8591 (Evil succeeds when good men don't do enough!!!!!!)
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To: sandyeggo

I heard that too. And all I could say was "I believe" (which is really what "Amen" means.

107 posted on 04/02/2005 10:05:38 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: nutmeg

You're welcome. Glad you are enjoying it.

I invite all to add pictures that they may find too.

108 posted on 04/02/2005 10:06:23 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Thank you, Salvation.

109 posted on 04/02/2005 10:06:47 PM PST by onyx (Robert Frost "Good fences make good neighbors." Build the fence, Mr. President and Congress.)
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To: Siobhan

Yes, I agree that it will be a great Holy Card.

No -- on the website, but there may be one.

110 posted on 04/02/2005 10:08:37 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: TAdams8591; onyx

Thanks -- enjoy!

111 posted on 04/02/2005 10:09:18 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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112 posted on 04/02/2005 10:37:10 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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113 posted on 04/02/2005 10:41:57 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

114 posted on 04/02/2005 11:05:03 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; redgolum; fatima; RobbyS; narses; NYer; Canticle_of_Deborah; AAABEST; ...
With not much time left on our clock here, what the heck, in the spirit of Catholic truth and for the sake of history, we're going to start smoking them out:

The Marxist Nicaraguan "priest" Ernesto Cardenal flashing a secret society hand sign. The Pope rebuked him publicly during a visit to Nicaragua in 1983. If anyone HAS that photo, please post it.

The defeat of Communism was one of the Pope's greatest achievements.

A favorite photo magneted to our refrigerator door is that of John Paul II shaking a finger of reprimand at a kneeling Ernesto Cardenal when the Pope visited Nicaragua in 1983. Poet-priest Cardenal was, against the instructions of the Vatican, Minister of Culture in the Sandinista government from 1979 to 1990. The Sandinistas were defeated in democratic elections in 1990, but under former president Daniel Ortega have continued to control the army and security forces. Sixteen years after he hailed their revolution as exemplifying the justice demanded by liberation theology, Fr. Cardenal has left the Sandinista movement, accusing Ortega and other leaders of "corruption and lack of morals."

115 posted on 04/02/2005 11:14:41 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Aggie Mama
Thank you so much for this, Salvation. I love seeing pictures of him as a healthy youthful man. My oldest son didn't recognize him.

Seeing him at 58, a healthy, vital middle-aged man is fantastic. THAT is how I want to remember him.

His whole life was dedicated to the message of Jesus, that is, love God and love each other.

I hope this positive news story STAYS in the news for a long time. Nice to have such a positive, helpful life to read about. I really have had enough of the other stuff on our woeful media. They just won't give up the rodneykingojsimpsonrobertblakescottpetersonterrischiavomichaeljackson coverage. They just won't.

John Paul II's life was something to keep in front of our eyes and ears for a long, long time. THIS should be inculcated into our studies and daily lives, not all the negative stuff.
My 2 cents for Sunday.

116 posted on 04/03/2005 9:07:17 AM PDT by starfish923
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To: Salvation

Great pictures. Thanks for the link.

117 posted on 04/03/2005 9:17:12 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Salvation

Thanks, Salvation for the photos of this holy priest.

118 posted on 04/03/2005 10:12:52 AM PDT by victim soul
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To: Salvation
thanks for posting this!

I’m curious, what sites he was visited:

119 posted on 04/03/2005 3:07:25 PM PDT by Lukasz
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To: Arthur McGowan
# 115 (above)

Why he acted in the Cardenal case but not in some of these others is also strange. Health problems and aging?

120 posted on 04/03/2005 3:12:49 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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