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Posted on 04/01/2005 8:07:11 PM PST by Salvation
John Paul II
KAROL JÓSEF WOJTYŁA:
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).
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.
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
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.
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 nations.in 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).
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).
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.
John Paul II Gallery of Pictures
John Paul II Parents, Karol Wojtyła and Emilia Kaczorowska
John Paul II Skiing
John Paul II Gallery of Pictures
Karol, theater artist
Karol the Writer
Karol Student, first left
Karol the Priest
It appears there may be more to come. But this is all that is on the site now.
Thank you for this thread, Salvation
Bumping and Bookmarking. Thanks for posting this.
THANK YOU, Salvation.
Your thread is beautiful and inspiring.
When half of FR is going dull with silly opus *WHAT ABOUT ME* threads - it is absolutely beautiful that you dedicate a thread to the main news maker of today (and many days, for us Catholics) - and a man, who actually made a difference.
Thank you again, Salvation.
And sleep well, Il Papa.
You're welcome -- all three of you!
God bless you and continue for the Pope's peaceful last hours.
Maybe they need some prayers! LOL!
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I think you will all enjoy the pictures/photos.
Please add additional ones.
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. JP was really quite the looker! LOL. =)
I'm having a hard time winding down for sleep. I want to keep vigil with him.
An amazing life. He's truly a man for the ages. Not just for this time, but for all time.
**I'm having a hard time winding down for sleep. I want to keep vigil with him.**
I know how you feel. I spent three hours at church tonight. No Mass -- just praying.
Thanks for the ping.
He's a good man, a great man, a great leader, who was also the right man, the right leader for the Catholic Church when he was elected. His death can only mean that he has fulfilled the duties set before him, because of course, God wouldn't call him home before it was time. 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant.' And I say that as a Southern Baptist. He did me a lot of good, especially with his "Be not afraid" message, and he was a stumbling block to those who think Christian teaching must change with the changing times, or that the Catholic Church needs to be a democracy instead of fulfilling its sole purpose, which is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Anglican Church has tried to 'modernize' and look where it's gotten them.
I found this on my travels and thought I would post it
this picture makes me laugh every time I see it.
The world will be poorer with his passing. I remember esp. how he got the young people all fired up. When he came to Chicago a few years ago, all the youth flocked to hear his message, like it was a big rock concert. They were hungry to hear his message.
You can just see the love and excitement in his facial expressions, can't you?
Prayers for his comfort.
**Can you imagine being baptized by the Pope??**
Wow! What a blessing!
I remember him doing that and saying "woo-oooo", to the delight of the children assembled at Madison Square Garden in NYC back in '79 (was it that long ago?)
You had a great collection. Thanks for adding to this thread.
Glad you enjoy it.
Thanks for posting this, I enjoyed it a great deal.
Thanks for your comments.
God bless you Salvation for this great thread.
Wow, what was the occaision of that picture?
All blessing accepted. I can use them.
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