CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 09:30 am
Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II.
The bishops made the act of entrustment June 15 at the Sanctuary of the Bernardine Fathers in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.
St. John Paul II was a frequent visitor to the sanctuary, which dates back to 1601 and is known as "the Polish Jerusalem" because of its topographical similarities to the Holy City.
John Paul II promoted Marian devotion vigorously throughout his life, adopting the personal motto "Totus tuus," signifying his consecration to Mary.