4 years on

pope_john_paul_ii_in_prayer1Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II.  Will the beatification be a year from today?

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the anniversary.

Fr. Thomas Williams, LC, offers an excellent essay on John Paul II, focusing on how the theological virtue of hope was active in his life, at the First Things blog today.

Approved Prayer for the intercession of Pope John Paul II
  

O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendour of the Spirit of love.

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints.
Amen.

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One Response to “4 years on”

  1. Damian Onwumere Says:

    keep it up

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