1983


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 […]