Collection: Witnesses to the pontificate
Available languages: PL, EN
Reference code: 419/I/1/7/381_a
Owner signature: W/381/18/S/HD53
Title: Stanisław Grygiel - friendship with John Paul II
Size and medium: 3,94 GB; MP4
Creator's name: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła II
Repository: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła IIContent:
Short biographical note:
Stanisław Grygiel (born in 1934) - philosopher, philologist and lecturer, long-term associate of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Study of Marriage and Family. Karol Wojtyła's friend.
He met Bishop Wojtyla in Cracow. As Father Wojtyla's doctoral student, he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin. A long-time editor of the monthly "Znak" (1963-1980) and lecturer of philosophy at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow (1970-1980).
After the election of John Paul II at the invitation of the Holy See, Mr and Mrs Grygiel moved to Rome, where they still live today.
He co-founded the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Studies at the Lateran University. Director of the Polish Institute of Christian Culture from 1980 to 1983.
He was a consulter of the Pontifical Council for the Family. He publishes in Polish and Italian magazines.
Author of the book: "On the paths of truth. Talking to John Paul II".
The recollection of meetings and conversations with Cardinal Wojtyla in the Cracow times. The beginning of a long-standing cooperation, joint tourist expeditions and doctoral seminars under his direction. An adventure in Krakow's park at midnight.
Relations between Cardinal Wojtyła and Mr. and Mrs. Grygiel. Family stories.
Meeting with cardinal Wojtyła in Bielsko just before his departure for conclave. Reaction of Mr and Mrs Grygiel's children to the election of John Paul II.
Ordinary sanctity of John Paul II.
Moving to Rome. Foundation of the Institute of Christian Culture. The beginnings of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Studies. Replacement of this Institute by another institution under Pope Francis.
Good relations between John Paul II and Bishop John Pietraszka and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. John Paul II's respect for Cardinal Ratzinger.