Worth a thousand words: Blessed Karol the Worker

An appropriate snapshot, I think, for this day — which coincides with the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Below, a favorite picture of a young Karol Wojtyla, our worker pope, now Blessed.

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  1. I have a question – is he Blessed John Paul II? Or Blessed Karol Wojtyla? And, should he become a Saint which would it be?

  2. Jim Dotter says:

    I believe it is Blessed John Paul II, and will be St. John Paul II. Further, I think the good Deacon is merely taking “blogic” license ( which is similar to poetic license, except you do it in a blog ) in referring to him as Blessed Karol!

    [You’re right, Jim! He was “Karol” at the time the picture was taken :-) Dcn. G.]

  3. Joe Smagala says:

    Just look at the list of Popes for the answer to your question, Cindy. I’m referring to names such as Blessed Innocent XI and St. Pius X. But it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if John Paul II were to eventually be included in some very exclusive company and become known as “St. John Paul the Great”.

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