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November 27 1983, the suffering Nation does bear fruit

Holy Mass for the Fatherland on November 27 1983 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [opening remarks] We are united in front of Christ’s altar in our monthly Mass for Our Nation and those who suffer for it, who because of their imprisonment cannot pray together with us. On this day of November, we recall all those who gave their lives in the fight for the independence of their Motherland, the fight for freedom and social and personal justice. We remember and include in our prayers those killed on various war fronts, those tortured in Hitler’s camps and the Soviet labor camps, those forcefully evacuated, those exiled. We remember, and pray for our brothers who were taken from us by the present day Cains: our Underground and Home Army soldiers, the workers from Wielkopolska and Wybrzeze as well as those who fell in the past few years in the strange war between ruling powers and the Nation. [homily] Christ’s death on the cross, in spite of the assumption of those who condemned Him, was not a defeat but a Victory. His blood on the cross became the source of salvation. It opened to humanity the road to return to God’s Kingdom in heaven. The Kingdom of truth, love, justice and peace. The duty of building a kingdom based on these very foundations is what Jesus Christ put on everyone who made a pact with Him in the sacrament of baptism. The Polish nation, sworn to Christ and His teachings, for more […]


October 30 1983, Let your Spirit come down

[opening remarks] As every month, our love of God and Country brings us to Christ’s altar. What gathers us, is the concern for our Country. As always, so in this month, anxieties and joys are intertwined with hurts, suffering and hope. Joy, because together with the Holy Father, our countryman, we could rejoice for Lech Walesa’s Noble Prize, and through him, for the whole working world which searched, and still is searching for the good of the nation by way of reconciliation and peace. The pain, because our brothers are still in prisons, punished for their beliefs. Take all of this, all that brings us joy and all that hurts us, Oh, Mother of the Holy Rosary, and set it on the Almighty’s altar. And, in return, obtain for us greater and stronger faith, hope and love. Holy Mass for the Fatherland on October 30 1983 celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [homily] Holy Father, we want so very much to include in the words of our letter, written with the ink of love, our thanks for Your goodness, Your wisdom, Your faith, hope and incalculable love. To thank You for being the best son of our Nation. We want to offer You our love of God and Country. We want to thank You for calling on the world on the very first day of Your pontificate, to open wide the doors for Christ . For breathing the Holy Spirit on Your Motherland during Your first pilgrimage with Your prayer and Your words […]


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September 25 1983, actors, writers, artists and more

[opening remarks] As always, on this last Sunday of the month, we gather in this church in Zoliborz to celebrate the Holy Mass for Our Country and for those who suffer for her in whatever way. We are gathered in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We gather under the sign of Christ’s cross because we know that our crosses, the crosses of our lives, of pain, of suffering, of torment and humiliation from which our nation suffers, take on a never ending value and lead to victory when they are connected with the cross of our Lord, Jesus. Two years ago, “Solidarity” banners were hanging in our churches. They had been blessed in the churches, and so, we have the right that the churches celebrate the anniversaries of these blessings. Today we celebrate the second anniversary of “Solidarity” banner of one of our capital’s largest factories, The Passenger Car Factory. The banner displays the words “God, Faith, and Motherland” as well as the picture of St. Christopher, patron of drivers. So we pray today especially for the workers of that enterprise. Two years ago, “Solidarity” banners were hanging in our churches. They had been blessed in the churches, and so, we have the right that the churches celebrate the anniversaries of these blessings. Today we celebrate the second anniversary of “Solidarity” banner of one of our capital’s largest factories, The Passenger Car Factory. The banner displays the words “God, Faith, and Motherland” as well as the picture of St. […]


August 28 1983

August 28 1983, Freedom, Truth, Justice, Solidarity.

[opening remarks] Today on the third anniversary of August 1980, Today on the third anniversary of August 1980, third anniversary of the political revolt of the people of Wybrzeze, to whom we bow, on the third anniversary of support strikes by Huta Warszawa and the Warsaw division of PKS, we gather in church with our motto: God and Country. With our prayers we call today with our bishops, in the words of their report of the last conference, we call for our Country’s urgent need to get onto the path of national renewal through the fulfillment of national agreements reached in August 1980 by state representatives and the representation of the working world. That our prayer be fruitful and productive, let us ask God to forgive our sins and omissions. Holy Mass for the Fatherland on August 28 1983 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [homily] Today, on this third anniversary of the attempt to recreate our country, we should only require a moment of thought to recall those times when, on the hot days of September 1980, “Solidarity” was born. Born of the concern for our country with pain and unrest in our hearts, uncertainty about tomorrow, physical and spiritual exhaustion, on bended knees, with a rosary in our hand, on our knees in front of the open-air altar, with patriotic and religious hymns on our lips, in our glorious rebellion of the working man supported by the inteligentia and the world of culture. This “Solidarity”, solidarity of our nation […]