Saint John Paul
He made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was confirmed at 18. Upon graduation from Marcin Wadowita high school in Wadowice, he enrolled in Cracow’s Jagiellonian University in 1938 and in a school for drama.
The Nazi occupation forces closed the university in 1939 and young Karol had to work in a quarry (1940-1944) and then in the Solvay chemical factory to earn his living and to avoid being deported to Germany.
In 1942, aware of his call to the priesthood, he began courses in the clandestine seminary of Cracow, run by Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha, archbishop of Cracow. At the same time, Karol Wojtyla was one of the pioneers of the “Rhapsodic Theatre,” also clandestine.
After the Second World War, he continued his studies in the major seminary of Cracow, once it had re-opened, and in the faculty of theology of the Jagiellonian University, until his priestly ordination in Cracow on November 1, 1946.
St.John Paul Academy
(to be affiliated to the central board of secondary education, New delhi)
- Saint John Paul CBSE Academy is the first CBSE School in the Diocese of Dindigul. It is started in the year 2017-2018 June for the welfare of the children in the city of Dindigul and the surroundings.
- The CBSE school is situated in the heart of the city, one kilometre away from the central bus-stand and it is behind the famous st.Joseph’s Hospital.
- The CBSE school owns the land for the school and John Paul higher secondary school nearby also functions very well with state board secondary education with both Tamil and English medium sections.