Catholic University of Lublin Exhibition at Basilica of St. Josaphat: November 17
Opening Reception – Sunday, November 17, 3:00 p.m.
Presentation by Sławomir Nowosad, Professor and Dean of the Department of Theology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
The Catholic University of Lublin (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski — KUL) was established soon after Poland regained its independence in 1918. It was also the first Polish university to reopen after the Second World War. During Communist times KUL was the only independent university in the Eastern Bloc. Despite government repression, the University maintained its identity and became an oasis of free thought. One of its professors was Karol Wojtyła, who became Pope John Paul II. Since the fall of Communism, KUL has diversified its academic programs, expanded its campus, and increased its student body. After the death of Pope John Paul II, the University’s name was changed to the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. This exhibition tells the story of the Catholic University from 1918 until the present day.
Sponsored by the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation and Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee
Exhibition location: Basilica of St. Josaphat, South 6th St. & West Lincoln Ave., Lower Level
Holiday Folk Fair: November 22-24
The Holiday Folk Fair, held every year at the State Fair Park, is a beloved holiday favorite event for Milwaukeeans of all ages. Polanki hosts a cultural booth and a sales booth; stop by and get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Holiday Bazaar: December 1
Stop by the Polish Center on December 1st and sample Polish cookies, admire multiple trees decorated with traditional Polish ornaments, and of course, finish your Christmas shopping!
Polanki Christmas Party: December 15
Polanki members – join us at the Pulaski Inn in Cudahy to enjoy authentic Polish food and celebrate the holidays with your fellow members!
The event starts at 11:30 a.m., with the buffet lunch taking place at 12:30 p.m.
Meet in the Alpine Room (upstairs). Note that there is limited street parking and a small parking lot, so carpooling is recommended.