Skip to comments.Messenger of the Truth: Film on Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
A couple of days ago, I watched Messenger of the Truth, the story of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish priest who made headlines during the 1980s as the heroic chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, and my mind is still occupied with the haunting images in this film. It will be playing on public television on Sunday, June 1 and Monday, June 2. Adults will re-live the historic events that unfolded in Poland in the decade leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and young Americans will get a remarkable lesson in how the courage and faith of one individual can help transform an entire nation.
To check out if and when the documentary will be aired on your public television station, go to this website: http://www.messengerofthetruth.com/.
In 1979, when then-Pope John Paul II returned to his native land on his first pilgrimage as the first Pole elected pope in the history of the Church, he began a series of homilies that openly challenged Soviet domination and the totalitarian lie that had stranggled the soul of Eastern Europe for almost half a century. In his first homily in Warsaw, John Paul said that Poland's history and man's history could not be understand without Christ. The prayer that closed his first homily ignited a new revolution in Poland:
Let your Spirit descend. Let your Spirit descend. and renew the face of the earth, the face of this land.
And he told his fellow Poles not to be afraid. "Act like you are free," he said, urging them to banish the self-censorship that discouraged political and social action. Lech Walesa and other union activists listened and they formed the Solidarity movement, demanding the right to strike, among many other freedoms that were denied workers...
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Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, pray for us
Interesting that Jaruzelski had a Catholic Mass funeral and asked for the last rites.
If he was sincere, may Father Popieluszko be the first to meet him in Heaven.
I was not aware that he had been beatified. GOOD! He was such a heroic and holy priest.
**Let your Spirit descend. Let your Spirit descend. and renew the face of the earth, the face of this land. **
We desperately need this prayer in the United States today. St. John Pail II, pray for the U. S.
**a must-see documentary for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth.**
Another movie that was loosely based on Popieluszko, although they didn’t use his name was “To Kill A Priest.”
It doesn’t look like I can see this (Nashville area) with U-Verse.
There’s videos about him you can get at the Ignatius press website.
Cannot find Hartford, CT area for me. Thanks for the sugestion that I check out the Ignatius Press website.
Just watched here in SoCal. Outstanding.