Canonization Events Brewing at Blessed John Paul II Shrine

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From the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. comes news of special events leading up to the canonization for those who may not be able to travel to Rome for the canonization: Video Link Officials at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington are gearing up for the canonizations of two late [Read More...]

Mulieris Dignitatem 25th Anniversary Sparks Seminar at the Vatican

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News out from the Pontifical Council for the Laity: Twenty five years after the publication of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem by Blessed John Paul II, the Pontifical Council for the Laity wishes to reflect again on this document. A quotation from this letter is the theme of the seminar: God entrusts the human being to a [Read More...]

Book on the Life and Legacy of Blessed John Paul II Free on Kindle Today

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I haven’t yet read The Life and Legacy of Pope John Paul II, but the author of this Kindle book wrote to inform me that the book is being offered free of charge today through Thursday on Amazon. Here’s an overview of the book: On July 5, Pope Francis approved John Paul for sainthood, saying [Read More...]

Blessed John Paul II, Pray for Us! My View from the Beatification

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It’s nearly impossible for me to watch this stunning Rome Reports video recapping the Beatification of Blessed John Paul II, held two years ago today in Rome, and not cry overwhelmed tears of gratitude and awe. Truthfully, it’s good to re-watch this “up close” video, because my vantage point that day was far from the spot where [Read More...]

Blessed JP II, We Love You

My view of the Beatification of Blessed John Paul II

It feels fitting that today, the day after Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven new saints for a Church so greatly in need of heroic role models, we are celebrating the life of Blessed John Paul II. Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI presided over the Rite of Canonization and Eucharistic Celebration in honor of: James Berthieu Pedro [Read More...]


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