Help Preserve A Cherished Memory! Pamphlet of John Paul II’s Visit to Central Wisconsin

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While we all wait patiently for the publication of my book on John Paul II’s visit to Central Wisconsin, I have decided to design a pamphlet highlighting his visit to be distributed to parishes and groups throughout Wisconsin. This small summary of his visit is meant to help preserve the memory of his visit and to increase devotion to Saint John Paul II in Wisconsin.

The pamphlet gives a brief recount of his visit, along with a few short stories. His visit is not well known among the local residents and virtually unknown throughout the state. This will allow more people to know about it and will set the stage for the publication of my book that will offer a more detailed narrative of his visit.

8.5 x 14 4 panel fold inside

Inside of Pamphlet

If you are interested in acquiring these pamphlets for your Church, School, or group, please e-mail me at: pakosloski (at) icloud.com. The cost of printing these pamphlets varies by the amount printed. It will range between $1 and $2 a piece for larger quantities (for example, it will cost about $300 for 200 pamphlets).  If you want it for a small amount of people, like your friends and family, the cost will be higher.

I am excited at the opportunity to share such a rare event in the life of Saint John Paul II. Help me to preserve this great memory that provides further evidence of his sanctity!

John Paul II Enjoyed Baling Hay in Vermont

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  • While visiting the United States in 1976, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla spent a few days in Pomfret, Vermont with philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka and her family. His main purpose was to work on the English translation of Osobo I Czyn (The Acting Person), but he also used it as a time to relax and enjoy nature.For example, he was often late for lunch because he had been swimming in the neighbor’s pond. Additionally, he didn’t want to be treated like a guest, but instead insisted that he cut the grass and help bale hay. He was truly in his element in Vermont and remarked that it reminded him of the Tatras in Poland. Wojtyla spent most of his time outdoors, working on the English translation while sitting on the trunk of a tree that had fallen.

Novena Prayer

O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.

Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore, [state your intention here]
in thanksgiving that he has been numbered among your saints.
Amen.

This is the ninth day of our Nine Days of Prayer with John Paul II.

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John Paul II: Defender of the Family

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Little Known Fact #8

  • In addition to meeting with the sick at a parish visitation, Bishop Karol Wojtyla signaled out married couples and gave them a special blessing. Often the parish priest would personally invite married couples to be present for the blessing. Wojtyla did this so that it would be a model for his priests in parish ministry. He sought to show them that married couples formed the basic cell of the parish. He stressed this point in a document in 1960, where he stated:

“Through [the sacrament of marriage], the family is created within the Church, but, at the same time, the family in some measure created the Church as a living community of the people of God. The meeting of the bishop with married couples during the visitation of a parish is like touching this very basic bond of the human community which is shaped in the Church and which in turn shapes the Church.”

Novena Prayer

O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.

Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore, [state your intention here]
in thanksgiving that he has been numbered among your saints.
Amen.

This is the eighth day of our Nine Days of Prayer with John Paul II.

Source: Making Of The Pope Of The Millennium: Kalendarium of the Life of Karol Wojtyla by Adam Boniecki

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John Paul II: Friend of the Sick

 

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Little Known Fact #7

  • While he was Bishop of Kraków, Karol Wojtyla visited about 35 sick people in his archdiocese during the Lenten season. Additionally, whenever he visited parishes he always visited the parishioners who were most gravely ill in their homes. This also extended to every convent he visited, whereby he would always visit the sisters in the infirmary. He did all of this not only to minister to their needs, but also to ask for their prayers. He told one group of sisters:

“Although I am young and strong, although I fly in airplanes, climb mountains, ski, I still turn to the weakest, so that by the riches of their suffering they may bring down the strength and power of the Holy Spirit and the blessing of God upon my work in the Archdiocese.”

Novena Prayer

O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.

Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore, [state your intention here]
in thanksgiving that he has been numbered among your saints.
Amen.

This is the seventh day of our Nine Days of Prayer with John Paul II.

Source: Making Of The Pope Of The Millennium: Kalendarium of the Life of Karol Wojtyla by Adam Boniecki

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John Paul II, The Hiker

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Little Known Fact #6

  • In 1954, Father Karol Wojtyla was awarded a “Bronze Badge for Hiking Tourism.” Wojtyla won this badge for hiking on foot on multiple occasions during that year, totaling 166 km (103 miles). More than half of these excursions were completed during the winter (November 1 – March 31). Needless to say, Father Wojtyla enjoyed hiking.

Novena Prayer

O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.

Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore, [state your intention here]
in thanksgiving that he has been numbered among your saints.
Amen.

This is the sixth day of our Nine Days of Prayer with John Paul II.

Source: Making Of The Pope Of The Millennium: Kalendarium of the Life of Karol Wojtyla by Adam Boniecki

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