St. John Paul II Studies & Polish Studies Scholarships

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We are seeking donations for the St. Jadwiga Scholarship Fund. This fund will support students to enroll in St John Paul II Studies and Polish Studies. The students enrolled in the MA in John Paul II Studies learn how his literary,  philosophical and theological work come together to show us how to live courageously as a Christian in modern society. The students enrolled in the undergraduate courses in Polish Studies have an opportunity to learn the Polish language and to study Polish history, culture and literature. All the students are encouraged to travel to Poland see the places and learn about the people and events important to the life of St John Paul II. The St. Jadwiga [pronounced yud-vee-guh] Scholarship Fund is named in honor of the courageous Polish Queen who did so much for the Polish nation, including her support for education and the poor. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 8, 1997 in Kraków. He said: "Now Divine Providence is putting a new task before us: to love and to serve. To love in deed and in truth. Queen Saint Hedwig teaches us that the fulfilment of freedom is love, thanks to which man is willing to entrust himself to God and his brothers and sisters, to belong to them. She therefore entrusted her life and her rule to Christ and to the nations which she wanted to lead to him. She gave the whole Nation the example of love of Christ and of man, of man who is hungry for faith and knowledge, as he is also daily bread and clothing. God grant that this example will also be drawn from today, so that the joy of the gift of freedom may be complete."

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