Remembering the Beatification

Was it only a year ago? 

We were there, some of us, gathered for the Vatican Blogfest.  Elizabeth Scalia, Katrina Fernandez, Rocco Palmo, Thomas Peters, and so many others…. brought together for the first time half a world away. 

I was thinking, though, about the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, and what a prayerful and an emotional day it was.  Back at my old blog, I carried a photo montage showing the crowds cheering, the cardinals strolling through the crowded streets, the people sleeping on the sidewalks, the celebratory balloons– go check it out here.  It was a beautiful, Spirit-filled day.

Blessed John Paul, pray for us.