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Blessed John Paul

Pope John Paul II , born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523.

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Important Dates In The Life Of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II waves as he arrives at Miami International Airport at the start of his 1987 trip to the United States. (CNS photo/Joe Rimkus Jr.)The longest reigning pope in modern history, John Paul II, took his message on the road, visiting 129 countries -- several repeatedly -- on 104 trips and logging more than 700,000 miles in a papacy that lasted more than 27 years. Blessed John Paul died at the age of 84 at the Vatican April 2, 2005, the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. As the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, John Paul became a spiritual protagonist in two global transitions: the fall of European communism, which began in his native Poland in 1989, and the passage to the third millennium of Christianity. The day of his canonization is Divine Mercy Sunday -- an observance Pope John Paul put on the church's universal calendar in 2000 on the Sunday after Easter. The Polish pope was a longtime enthusiast of the Divine Mercy devotions of St. Faustina . ...
ADAMS -- As a marathon vigil recedes into history, the business of running St. Stanislaus Kostka Mission Church remains. That responsibility looms large, particularly during these few weeks, among the most important days of the Roman Catholic calendar. "It’s our busiest time of the year, and it’s a special year, at that," parishioner Barbara Armata said. Next Sunday, the parish receives a new name in recognition of Pope John Paul II’s canonization on the same day at the Vatican. The parish, presently called Blessed John Paul the Great, will become St. John Paul II Parish on that day. Read the full story here:
**Lenten journey**.“Only JESUS knows,what is in your hearts and your deepest desires... Only He who has loved you to the end,can fulfill your aspirations, His are words of eternal life,words that give meaning to life. No one apart from Christ can give you true happiness... -Blessed John Paul ||- Holy tuesday everyone...
18/05/1920 to 02/04/2005:.02/04/2014 to 2014. At this mornings general audience:-Pope Francis. "I cordially greet the poles.Anniversary of the death of Blessed John Paul ii. It was the teaching of his life to which God's people responded great love and reverence.May his intercession strengthen our faith,hope and love."
Ministry teaches Blessed John Paul II&theology of the body to teens ...
Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, new papal nuncio to Canada, with Blessed John Paul II in undated photo:
Simbang Gabi Day 3 - Almost didn't make it. Big traffic jam in C5 due to an accident. (@ Blessed John Paul II Parish)
"God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman." Blessed Pope John Paul II.
"Blessed John Paul II, pray for us.”. "Continue to pray the Rosary every day."
Therefore I beseech Blessed Mary ever Virgin Blessed Michael the ArchAngel Blessed John the Baptist the holy Apostles Peter and Paul
*To Blessed Michael the ArchAngel to Blessed John the Baptist to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul to all the Saints and to you Father
The joy promised by the Beatitudes is the very joy of Jesus himself. -Blessed John Paul II
Mary's role is to make Her Son Shine. ~Blessed John Paul II
And the answer is.Blessed John Paul II (1994) and Blessed John XXIII (1962)
Answer: Blessed John Paul II was named Person of the Year in 1994 and Blessed John XXIII in 1962.
Live Nativity Story and Production – The only local live drive-through nativity in Corpus Christi, Texas running Dec. 9, 10, and 11 at 3036 Saratoga Blvd. from 6-8 p.m. Tune in to KLUX-89.5FM on Dec. 9 for a live remote. This unique community event allows the audience to drive around the campus while watching scenes leading up to the Lord’s birth. Hot chocolate and snacks are served throughout the drive. BJPII H.S. parents, staff and over 200 student performers will transform the school grounds with beautiful backdrops and a custom made Star of Bethlehem, the star that leads the characters to Jesus’ house in Bethlehem, where they pay him homage, worship him and give him gifts. The public is invited to this free event entering at the Bishop Garriga Middle School entrance on Saratoga Boulevard. Entrance gate will close at 7:50 PM. Gifts in the form of donations are customary of this Corpus Christi Tradition. Blessed John Paul II High School is located in Corpus Christi within the Roman Catholic Di ...
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Blessed John Paul II admonished Christian parents in 1980 that they should not delay baptizing their newborn infants. The Holy Father said that infants should be baptized immediately if the child appears...
The future starts today, not tomorrow ~ Blessed John Paul II
Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors to Christ. -Blessed John Paul II
"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." -Blessed John Paul II. Thanks
Prayer to implore favor through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II :: Catholic News Agency
“God can use our weakness as easily as our strength in order to accomplish His will.”. ~ Blessed Pope John Paul II...
Two of the Eighty-five Martyrs of England and Wales beatified by Blessed John Paul II, a layman Blessed Marmaduke...
I'd love to see what Blessed John Paul II would have done with social media.
Nov 26-“The worst prison would be a closed heart.” ― Blessed John Paul II
Saint of the Day! Nov 26. Blessed Gaetana Sterni, Foundress. Beatified By: Pope John Paul II. Gaetana was born on...
"Prayer enables us to meet God at the most profound level of our being." Blessed John Paul II
"Be not afraid." Happy feast of Blessed John Paul II!
Why Putin's visit is linked to third secret of Fatima -Blessed Pope John Paul II,/ Saint Faustina .. via
"the sin of the century is the loss of the sense of sin." . Pope Pius XII via Blessed John Paul II
The heart of every culture is its approach to the greatest of mysteries: the mystery of God. - Blessed Pope John Paul II
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"The 'invisible' determines man more than the 'visible'.". - Blessed John Paul II
Please kindly pray for Blessed Pope John Paul the Great's Kind Intercession in the Pro-Life Movement and the New...
Dear Blessed John Paul II please pray for us!
In this introductory episode of Cradio's brand new 'Living the Legacy' series, Sister Bernadette Pike MG explores...
Living the Legacy: How did experience with Nazism and Communism influence his thought on humanity?
If you weren't excited about the canonization of Blessed John Paul II, are you really Catholic?
Relic of Blessed Pope John Paul II to visit Peoria, IL. A vial of his blood encased in a gold Book of the Gospels.
The longtime private secretary to Blessed John Paul II has insisted that the former Pontiff knew "nothing, abs...
Vatican City Blessed John Paul II's 2004 meeting with and praise of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ --...
Today I renewed my faith and my beliefs by honouring the relic of Blessed John Paul II.
Blessed John Paul II’s secretary says meeting with Legionaries founder was a mistake
Blessed John Paul II's longtime secretary says it was a mistake for JPII to meet the Legionaries of Christ's founder.
Paying homage to the relic of Blessed John Paul II. (@ Fernandez Family Center)
Hosted by - The Relics of Postulants1st Class Relic of Blessed John Paul II - Watch live:
Two of our rosaries personally blessed by Blessed John Paul II that my father got when he went to the Vatican City.
It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives. -Blessed John Paul II
"Fear gradually diminishes as love grows.". —Karol Wojtyla (Blessed John Paul II)
Today is the feast day of Blessed John Paul II. Blessed John Paul II Pray for Us.
The Gospel of Life is not for believers alone: it is for everyone. -Blessed John Paul II
Blessed John Paul the Great once said, We are not the sum of our weakness and failures; we are the sum of the...
Blessed John Paul leading the chant of the Salve Regina
Super excited!! I just got off the phone with one of Blessed John Paul II's Swiss Guards, and he's going to write...
The Official Relic of the Postulation of Blessed John Paul II will visit Blessed Trinity Catholic Church this...
Blessed John Paul II comes to my churhc !
blessed john paul ii on the education of the moral... - Il Servizio Petrino
The Pope’s Mass at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II in the Vatican Basilica - Two icons and a question via
We will be "mixing up" our online Bible study on Blessed John Paul II with a prayer companion that includes...
Blessed John Paul II getting an autograph from Muhammed Ali!
What really maters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. -Blessed John Paul II
Blessed John Paul ii is one of my biggest role models.
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All it takes is one picture of Blessed John Paul ii to inspire me.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live- Blessed John Paul ll
Recently made a visit to the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. Wow! A great legacy indeed!
The next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow in 2016, the city of Blessed John Paul II
Polish Mass will honor Our Lady of Czestochowa, Blessed Pope John Paul II on Aug. 25
“Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.” ― Blessed John Paul II
"The human person is a good towards which the only proper attitude is love." -Blessed John Paul II
Pope Francis to announce the canonization of Blessed John Paul II & John XXIII on Sept. 30
Downloaded an MP3 of the intoned parts of the mass. Surprisingly, it was Blessed John Paul II's voice. Wow! How cool is that? :)
Reppin my 2013 blessed John Paul 2nd shirt all day today!
"learn more about the blessed john paul II and don't miss going to the roof top..." @ John Paul II Tower:
The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family. -Blessed John Paul II
I just want to say Thank You Lord Jesus, Mama Mary Sr. Sto. Ninyo, Mother of Perpetual Help, St. Jude Thadeius, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Isidore Labrador, San Antonio de Padua, St. Claire, San Pedro Calungsod, Blessed John Paul the 2nd and to all the Angels and Saints who answered my prayer. In Jesus name Amen.
Copyright PBP DECODE what's in the photo?   Please follow the instructions below...           for AS      one beaming light over the mountains of blue of green in sea of darkness a child of black of brown of white tears raised for one pink crib two open arms like rays of sun bind all their tears   i close my eyes  & there you are your face appears a mother's hug a Peace       ~penpen 12-May-13 Copyright PBP       _   NOTE:  Is there something more behind this photo?     Here are the instructions:   First, RELAX, free your mind from anything... then overview the details of photo.    Second, LOOK & FOCUS on the "small pink dot"   for 30 seconds ...   ...then CLOSE your eyes tightly, yes VERY TIGHTLY, and while your eyes are CLOSED  make clear  DETAILED descriptions on what you saw during the first 5 seconds...       Tell me what you saw & write it on the comment box       READY...   YES!   1 2 3 Go!   _
you are one of the REALEST girls in blessed pope john paul II ! And stay sweet
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"Love is a constant challenge, thrown to us by God." - Blessed John Paul II
EASTER BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS Easter Daily Devotions This is the day the Lord has made! Fill me with joy in the Ressurection this day and every day, O Lord. All the holy and poor souls in purgatory will enter to Your Heavenly Kingdom. Blessed births, birthdays, wedding anniversaries and graduations Aedan Riley Ace John Joseph Kuya Oscar Catherine Jubilee Tatay Emilio Sr. & Nanay Quiteria Tita Ritz Kuya James May Cesar Abella Espie Tony Fe John R. Brianna Mary-Faith Winlove Bless Joey E. Chloe Fely Marvin & Anne Antonio Rosemary Herman Cathy John T. Mina Cesar&Levy Acedo Jing&Bing S. Philip& Sheila Narciso Bobbie&Ayie Dizon Abby Acedo Joyce Lat Maria Estelle John De Guzman Rebecca Cruz & all who are gratuated in schools/colleges among our families and friends. This is the day the Lord has made! Bless me this day and ever day through the Spirit's power and grace SPIRITUAL/ GENERAL HEALING FOR : Cornelia Tita Tiongson Cesar Marietta Sue Shapiro Gerry Dorie Norma P ...
COMMENTARY No genius is needed to figure out that Pope Francis is not a liturgist the way Pope…
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair, for we are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song!" -Blessed John Paul II
“A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.” -Blessed John Paul II
"Maximilan Kolbe is a prophet & a sign of the new era, the civilization of love" Blessed Pope John Paul II
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | YORK Marshall York, 81, of Cold Spring, Kentucky passed away May 9, 2013 at the Baptist Convalescent in Newport, KY. He was retired from the Armor Metal Company in Cincinnati as a Punch Press
I would like to share an urgent message and revelation I got last night. My heart is about to burst with the knowledge that Pentecost rapture is possible and...
I am reposting the Philpott children, because I realized I made a mistake and had the wrong date; and it happened in 2012, not 2011. 1 year ago today, a devastating fire ripped through the home of the Philpott family in Derby, England. Five of the children, John, Jack, Jade, Jesse, and Jayden, died at the scene, and the oldest, Duwayne, died two days later from his injuries. It was soon found that the fire was arson. The childrens' parents, *** and Mairead Philpott, as well as a friend of theirs, Paul Mosley, who helped set the fire, were each charged with six counts of manslaughter. *** was sentenced to life in prison in April 2013 and Mairead and Paul both got 17 years. God bless you Duwayne, John, Jade, Jack, Jesse, and Jayden. We remember you today.
They've been to *** and back, but a fulfilling life is within reach for the three Cleveland abduction survivors: just look at Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard.
and when i took a closer look and saw the front cover, i knew why.. he's none other than the Blessed John Paul II
 Galatians 4:19 King James Version (KJV) 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, Romans 8:29 King James Version (KJV) 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 12:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  In this study we are going to see the various parts of our transformation in Christ. Jesus Christ Formed in Us. Brothers and sisters spiritual transformation is the process by which Christ is formed in us …for the glory of God, for the abundance of our own lives, and for the sake of others. (Galatians 4:19; Romans 8:29; Rom ...
Mothers' Day rose for all the mums from Blessed John Paul II Parish ☺❤
A couple of early Church quotes for my Torah observant, sabbath-keeping friends. I have shared with you the more direct quotes that show the early Christians did not keep the sabbath like: "If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the posession of a new hope, NO LONGER OBSERVING THE SABBATH, but living in the observance of THE LORD'S DAY (SUNDAY)…" Ignatius 107 AD "...as if it were not the same God who existed in the times of Enoch and all the rest, WHO NEITHER WERE CIRCUMCISED after the flesh, NOR OBSERVED SABBATHS, nor ANY OTHER RITES, seeing that Moses enjoined such observances...For if the was NO NEED of CIRCUMCISION before Abraham, or the OBSERVANCE OF SABBATHS, of feasr and sacrifices, before Moses; NO MORE NEED IS THERE OF THEM NOW." Justin Martyr 125 AD Here are three others that emphasize that we are under a New Law, given by Christ, and have no need of the obsolete Mosaic Law, just like Paul said. “If any one, however, advocating the cause of the . ...
No.I pray for Israel because, as Blessed Pope John-Paul II said "Jews are our elder Brothers and Sisters".
"Although God allows suffering to exist in the world, He does not enjoy it." -Blessed John Paul II
"Temporal death cannot destroy man's destiny of eternal life." -Blessed John Paul II
As much as you are what you eat ... You are what you listen to !!! B VIGILANT !!!
Blessed Pope John Paul II Polish Society, Polish Mass and reception. John Paul II we love you! Blessed John Paul II Pray for us!
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You are called to stand up for Life. You are called to work and pray against abortion. Blessed John Paul II
I'm speaking next Thursday at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington DC at the invitation of WMET Catholic radio in DC. "Build the Church - Bless the Nation" is the topic. Please join me!!!
Blessed Pope John Paul II taught that. I do what I can for all people. A government that murders babies is not charitable.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of The John Paul II Life Center in Austin Texas, it is our pleasure to thank you for the work that Sancta Familia is offering in the Omaha, Nebraska community. At this time in our great nation when “the family” is under attack from many directions it is critical to have a place of safe harbor for women in crisis or families looking for guidance as they seek to live their Catholic faith. We thank you for your devotion to the protection of the dignity of human life. May our Lord bless and guide you in your journey to serve others.” Tim Von Dohlen, President Pope John Paul II Life Center - Austin, Texas John Paul II Life Center
I consider the vocation of priesthood to be both the most demanding and rewarding thing that God could ever call me to do. It is my duty to find out if this is what is meant for me, to represent Jesus by teaching, learning and just being there for people.
Congrats to Blessed John Paul II CES celebrating 10th anniversary today with an open house & special blessing mass:
Have you visited the Blessed John Paul exhibit at What was YOUR favorite part?
The Blessed Pope John Paul II Prayer Group invites you to pray the rosary okay from 2:45 to 3:15 pm in the school chapel. All are welcome!
There's a dcline in water baptism in Nigerian churches.Some Pastor say acording to Paul dat dey arent called to baptis
A statue of Blessed John Paul II is silhouetted in front of the Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Rio de Janeiro May 9.
God’s mercy, as Julian of Norwich put it in Monday’s quote, is “all love in love.” Mercy goes much further and deeper than taking on pity on someone in need or reconciling with someone who has asked forgiveness. Mercy is
"Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia." (entrance antiphon for The Ascension of the Lord; Acts 1:11)
like. For example. Blessed john paul 2nd. He heals one lady. Something like that.
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MY THIRD ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST by Emmanuel Senayon SamsonJude (09 February 2013) The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore be earnest, thoughtful men of prayer (1 Peter 5:7). I thank God for his grace over my life, the LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and  I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with  my song will I praise him. The lord promised to visit me on the 9th of February 2013 and He fulfilled it, because He is the ever faithful God (Psalms 33:11). On the 9th of February 2013 at around 1pm, I was on my bed about to sleep when I heard a voice saying "It is time, my son prepare yourself right now" and I just asked for the blood of Jesus to wash me clean and suddenly a deep sleep came over me and When  I opened my eyes, I found myself in the room, that I found myself in my first encounter with Jesus christ. And I saw Jesus christ, he came in and said: "My son, I want to show you many things today, for this is the last time I will visit you, you ...
God is the greatest Reality in the universe. And pastors swim in that sea with ever-replenished joy. I am the Lᴏʀᴅ, and there is no other, besides me there is no God. (Isaiah 45:5) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33–36) Jesus is the greatest Savior, Master, and Friend that ever was or will be. And pastors contemplate and commend him every day. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10–11) No longer do I call you servants, for the se ...
Blessed John Paul II relic comes to Corpus Christi today
6 days to go, for the Blessed John Paul II Catechetics and Youth Ministry Conference at Don Bosco - Makati. :DD
I too have been blessed to have met Bl. John Paul II
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I wish I was as wise as Blessed Pope John Paul II...
“To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to...
Pope Francis exchanged skullcaps with a young pilgrim at his general audience this week. Blessed John Paul II did...
The Tablet dismisses the pontificates of Blessed John Paul and Benedict XVI as a period of frozen winter
Exhibit at Blessed John Paul II Shrine in D.C. offers viewers journey through conclave to election of new pope.
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I love this picture of Blessed John Paul the Great! Mi Señor y mi Dios!! Praise be to Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist!
"The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven". Blessed John Paul II
“Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears.” -Blessed John Paul II
On retreat this weekend... stumbling over treasures in the field, such as St Louis de Montfort's amazing work on True Devotion, as well as Blessed John Paul's deep teaching on the Eucharist: "Dear friends, the Eucharist received with love and adored with fervour becomes a school of freedom and charity in order to fulfil the commandment to love. Jesus speaks to us in the wonderful language of the gift of self and of love so great as to give our own life for it. Is that an easy thing? You know very well that it is not! It is not easy to forget our self, but if we do, it draws us away from possessive and narcissistic love and opens us up to the joy of a love that is self-giving. This Eucharistic school of freedom and charity teaches us to overcome superficial emotions in order to be rooted firmly in what is true and good; it frees us from self-attachment in order to open ourselves to others. It teaches us to make the transition from an affective love to an effective love. For love is not merely a feeling; it ...
Blessed John Paul dedicated the Sunday after Easter to Divine Mercy. The drop of our sins matters little in the Ocean of God'smercy.
John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), sometimes called Blessed John Paul or John Paul the Great, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (Polish: [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛf vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second-longest serving Pope in history and the first non-Italian since 1523. A very charismatic figure, John Paul II was acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He is credited with helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. John Paul II significantly improved the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. Though criticised by progressives for upholding the Church's teachings against artificial contraception and the ordination of women, and by traditionalists for his support of the Church's Second Vatican Council and its reform, he was also widely praised for his fir ...
Please say a prayer for one of Blessed John Paul's families who lost their wife/mother. She left 6 children behind as well as her husband.
The consecrated life is at the very heart of the Church as a decisive element for her mission, since it manifests the inner nature of the Christian calling and the striving of the whole Church as Bride towards union with her one Spouse. --Blessed John Paul the Great, "Vita Consecrata"
Fondly remembering Blessed John Paul and his delight to work and talk to the young people of the church. His openness and love was apparent
Blessed John Paul the Great, pray for us!
The two most positively influential people from the 20th century are Blessed John Paul the Great and Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Both outstanding human beings were Catholic, lived a life of spiritual/religious profession and pratically the world in their hands. How powerful their examples must be!
If I see Blessed John Paul the 2nd elementary school before Fitch imma scream
Pray for us Blessed John Paul 11.Please keep us safe on our journey of Pilgrimage to Poland Krakow to see your birthplace on Nov.5 to 16 next month.
Pope Benedict Asks the Faithful to "Cherish the Cherish the Rosary during the Year of Faith Before praying the Angelus on Octctober 7, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI recalled that the traditional annual "supplication", in which thousands of faithful around the world participate, is taking place today at the Italian shrine of Pompei, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. "As we too spiritually unite ourselves to that choral invocation, I would like to invite everyone to cherish the Rosary during the forthcoming Year of Faith. With the Rosary, in fact, we allow ourselves to be guided by Mary, the model of faith, in meditating upon the mysteries of Christ, and day after day we are helped to assimilate the Gospel so that it can shape our lives. Therefore, in the wake of my predecessors, and in particular Blessed John Paul II who ten years ago gave us his Apostolic Letter 'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', I invite people to pray the Rosary individually, in the family and in the community, placing themselves in the school of ...
"In order to see Jesus, we must first let Him look at us." - Blessed John Paul II
We have a DATE!! Baby Stella will be here on October 22nd- the Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II! That is, of course, unless she decides to come sooner... :)
Read that above quote again. This is a message of freedom. This is a message of hope. Brothers and sisters, we are free. Any feelings of shame or unworthiness or insecurity that you feel, Jesus took it to the cross. He felt it for you. Those feelings died with Jesus, and when He rose, they were gone...
translatiion: "Caring for a child is the first and fundamental test of man's relation to man. (Blessed John Paul II)"
"Every time that you honor Mary, Mary praises and honors God with you." ~Blessed John Paul ll
useful thing, and the last it is a pleasure to say welcome to someone belongs to the older brother, who say the blessed John Paul II
“Mary is “the new beginning” of the dignity and vocation of women, of each and every woman.” — Blessed John Paul II
What do I read first? Blessed John Paul II, books on the New Evangelization, Year of Faith topics, books on the Holy Mass, or books on Mary.
The Rosary, “a compendium of the Gospel” 18. The only way to approach the contemplation of Christ's face is by listening in the Spirit to the Father's voice, since “no one knows the Son except the Father” (Mt 11:27). Blessed John Paul II
Praying to Christ with Mary 16. Jesus invited us to turn to God with insistence and the confidence that we will be heard: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Mt 7:7). Blessed John Paul II
It is worth pausing to consider this profound insight of Paul VI, in order to bring out certain aspects of the Rosary which show that it is really a form of Christocentric contemplation. Blessed John Paul II
To look upon the face of Christ, to recognize its mystery amid the daily events and the sufferings of his human life, and then to grasp the divine splendour definitively revealed in the Risen Lord, seated in glory at the right hand of the Father: this is the task of every follower of Christ and therefore the task of each one of us. Blessed John Paul II
One of the best experience I've ever had, so blessed to have had a private audience with Pope John Paul II i
The newest minister at Blessed John Paul II Parish in Southbridge, the Rev. Jonathan Slavinskas, blesses Lucy,...
The whole world sadly miss this holy saint.
Theology of the Body: God’s Image and Our Identity Come and learn how Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body...
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so to speak, the path for the future. -- Blessed John Paul II
Blessed JP2, pray for us, especially for our leaders. Amen.
"As long as we have projects in life,we are never old." Blessed John Paul II
"It is frequently asserted that contraception, if made safe and available to all, is the most effective remedy against abortion. The Catholic Church is then accused of actually promoting abortion, because she obstinately continues to teach the moral unlawfulness of contraception... But despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, contraception and abortion are often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree. It is true that in many cases contraception and even abortion are practiced under the pressure of real-life difficulties, which nonetheless can never exonerate from striving to observe God's law fully. Still, in very many other instances such practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment. The life which could result from a sexual encounter thus becomes an enemy to be avoided at all costs, and abortion becomes the ...
Blessed John Paul, Please include me and the people in my heart in your prayers, Amen
Tuesdays With Mommy will be on the air TOMORROW from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., please take the time to tune-in and become a part of this pro-life show! Join KFHC and Mary's Choice as we join together as a community to prayerfully end abortion! St. Gabriel Communications Blessed John Paul the Great's Leafeaters CLUB Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City
We talk to the new American in the Holy See's office for the New Evangelization. Bishops from all over the Western world, including Salina, Kansas, take part...
Do not be afraid to be saints. Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light.~Blessed John Paul II
One of my personal heroes: Blessed Pope John Paul II whom we celebrate on Oct. 22. I was in college when he came...
Blessed John Adams, Blessed Robert Dibdale, and Blessed John Lowe were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1987...
Morning Offering is “of fundamental importance in the life of each and every one of the faithful." -Blessed Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was the great Christian witness of the last half of the 20th century. This is my short tribute on the weekend of his beatification in Rome.
remember what Blessed John Paul II once said, "your body is to make what is invisible, visible."
I was able to finish reading an article abt blessed john paul II,... A beautiful journey..
The tighter you hold your Rosary, the more you value the key to heaven, for the key is the cross on the end of it-all the mysteries are from and lead to the Cross; all the beads and deeds we pray and do are held by the cord of humility, and, like a million times zero, all our works fall to the floor, without this precious cord. The brightest minds in the Church are always the closest to the Mother of Light who whispers Her Wisdom, Her Son, infusing the mysteries of the Rosary into their souls...
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Father Tony Ricard's 2012 Prayer of the Who Dats God of All Grace, on this sacred day, the Who Dat Nation comes before you giving all honor and praise to you. Standing proud on the gridiron of life, we are grateful for the many highs and lows of our journey in the National Football League. As members of the New Orleans Saints family, we are owners, administrators, coaches and staff. We are players, trainers, reporters and fans. We are the Who Dat Nation and have vowed to be united through good times and bad. More than any other NFL community, we know both the joys and pains of loving our team. We have been to the mountaintop as World Champions and wallowed in the deep valley of a single win season. We have packed a million Who Dats on our streets for a Super Bowl parade and yet have worn bags of shame on our heads when times were rough. Whether flying like beautiful pelicans or stinging like pesky mosquitoes, the one thing we have always done is stick together as one Who Dat Nation Under God. Today, we cr ...
The Secret Life of John Paul II is a book recently translated into English written by Lino Zani a friend of the late Pope. The title promises more than it delivers, but it does present some nice behind the scenes look at Blessed Pope John Paul II. The title though sounds more like a tell-all book, but that might help more people read it. I remember once hearing a story from a Protestant women who is the sister of a rather famous anti-Catholic who saw “The Confessions of St. Patrick” and thought it would shine a negative light on a Catholic saint she knew little of. Instead it put her on a path to conversion to the Catholic Church. Lino Zani was born and raised in the Italian Alps and acted as a guide and ski instructor. And avid adventurer and mountain climber he relates his first contact with Blessed John Paul II when he comes to vacation in the secluded mountain lodge owned by his parents. This meeting led to a lifetime friendship for hime and his family with the Pope. It confirms many stories I hav ...
Choose Life - Day for Life 2012 'You are called to stand up for Life' Blessed John Paul II -Join us in prayer & recite the life prayer daily
The Happy Priest on the Beautiful Sacrament of Holy Matrimony: As Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote in his first e...
From Mary, our Blessed Mother we learn to surrender to God's will in all things. Blessed John Paul II. God's timing is perfect! indeed.
Join the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. - Blessed Pope John Paul II
John Paul? Nooo way :'D RTby given to me by my auntie
Let Christ speak to man. He alone has words of life, yes, of eternal life. (Blessed John Paul II)
St. Joseph is the proof that in order to be a good and genuine follower of Christ, there is no need of great things. (Blessed John Paul II)
“What is crucially important here is the sanctification of daily life, a sanctification which each person must acquire,”Blessed John Paul II
Let us start always in our family to love our neighbor. Blessed John Paul II
was a young Karold Wojtyla in the last movie of the blessed John Paul II. Mandy Patimkin the unforgotten Iñigo Montoya. Ben Barnes who was
In his apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris, Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote that the Book of Job “is not the ...
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.~ Blessed Pope John Paul II
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"Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history." (Blessed Pope John Paul II)
Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School :D its by Morningside and the 401, you should visit sometime :)
"The Gospel of life must be proclaimed and human life defended in all places and all times." -Blessed Pope John Paul II
He alone can give full meaning to life, He alone is the center of history. Live by Him! ~Blessed John Paul II
Dammit. Pope John Paul II blessed that rosary personally.
Each man, in his suffering, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ. -Blessed John Paul II
During the holy mass at academic church Archbishop has transferred relics of Blessed John Paul II.
"Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." -Blessed John Paul II
"Power is responsibility: it is service not privilege. Its exercise is morally justifiable when it is used for the good of all, when it is sensitive to the needs of the poor and the defenseless." -Blessed John Paul ll
Blessed John Paul II “ God can manifest his own glory through our bodies irrespective of what stages the body is at”.
I have a few Blessed John Paul the Great, 3rd class relic holy cards a friend gave me, but idk what to do with them. O.o.
"The challenge facing you, dear friends, is to increase people's awareness of the importance of religious freedom for society; to defend that freedom against those who would take religion out of the public domain and establish secularism as America's official faith." Blessed John Paul II, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1995.
Hear Blessed john paul 11, I encourage u, be men and women of deep and abiding faith. Be heralds of hope. Be messenger of joy. Be true workers 4 justice. Let d Good News of christ radiate frm ur hearts, and d peace he alone gives remain forever in ursouls.
"Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his Word." -Blessed John Paul II
Waiting for Mass to start (Checked in at Blessed John Paul II Parish)
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"God is always with us. Hindi Niya tayo pababayaan." - Fr. Macky (@ Blessed John Paul II Parish)
"It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness." - Blessed John Paul II
We are soldiers of Christ to change the world. - Blessed John Paul II
You are not the sum of your sins, but the sum of your Father’s love for you. – Blessed John Paul II
"Kateri Takakwitha lived a life on earth of exemplary holiness. Her beatification should remind us that we are all called to a life of holiness, for in baptism God has chosen each one of us 'to be holy and spotless and to live through love in his presence.'" - Blessed John Paul II (Address to the Indians of North America, June 24, 1980)
Blessed John Paul II frequently called upon the African laity to make Christ known to others. This week we take quotes from his sermons in Africa.
A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope -Blessed Pope John Paul II
Quote: Know what you are talking about. - Blessed John Paul (Pope John Paul II)
Traversing the route once so very familiar, w/a different destination today. Ayelar & I heard John Paul Jackson speak - so blessed by it.
This divine-human identity emerges forcefully from the Gospels, which offer us a range of elements that make it possible for us to enter that "frontier zone" of the mystery, represented by Christ's self-awareness. Blessed John Paul II
In that filial "obedience" of Christ not already the first expression of that obedience to the Father to "death (Phil 2:8) , whereby he redeemed the world. Blessed John Paul II
"Europe has two lungs [Rome and Byzantium], it will never breathe easily until it uses both of them" -Blessed John Paul II
In the first Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul mentions a field in which his preaching is sown and irrigated, so that God can then make it grow. Blessed John Paul II
"If you want equal justice for all, and true freedom and lasting peace, then america, defend life." Blessed John Paul II
The best story I've ever heard starts at about 54 minutes in. Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!
Thank You Lord for everything, especially for life. Lord Jesus Christ, I cast all my cares upon You. Help me be a better Christian. Help me be healthy and be successful in my business. I pray that everyone will always be blessed, safe, healthy, protected, and happy. Blessed John Paul II, pray for us. Amen.
"The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies... Blessed John Paul II
The Virgin will be associated with him in intimate sharing. With her total obedience to God's will, Mary is ready to live all that divine love may plan for her life, even to the "sword" that will pierce her soul. Blessed John Paul II
St. Corbinian’s Pack Bear Each year during his annual Lenten retreat, Blessed John Paul II would review his last Will and testament, making minor corrections and addendums to the text. After God finally called him home it was noticed that in his Will he specified that he should be laid in the bare earth, that his ashes may mingle with those of the Fisherman (St. Peter). The Fisherman’s ring that every Pontiff wears until death is of course broken after the death is verified, signifying that the See is now vacant. Towards the end of his life, Karol Wojtyla often asked the Lord during his annual retreat: “Nunc dimittis Dominae?” Quoting the Prophet Simeon after encountering the Child Jesus he exclaims, "Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace” (Lk 2:29). Pope Wojtyla asked his Lord in humble sincerity if it were not time for God to call him home, having served the Church as Universal Pastor for nearly 27 years? Nonetheless, he endured the Cross of the Papacy until April 2, 2005, ca ...
Mass will begin in 5 minutes! God bless all of you! Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit Blessed John Paul the...
Our Resurrected Lord gives us His love, which forgives, reconciles, and reopens the soul to hope." Blessed John Paul II, last recorded words
"Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being." - Blessed Pope John Paul II
" People today put more trust in witnesses than in teachers, in experience than in teaching, and in life and action than in theories. The witness of a Christian life is the first and irreplaceable form of mission: Christ, whose mission we continue, is the "witness" par excellence (Rev 1:5; 3:14) and the model of all Christian witness...The evangelical witness which the world finds most appealing is that of concern for people, and of charity toward the poor, the weak and those who suffer. The complete generosity underlying this attitude and these actions stands in marked contrast to human selfishness. " Blessed John-Paul II
My Holiness Father Pope Blessed John Paul II, pray for me and the audiences.
After having co-operated in the work of salvation by her motherhood, her association with Christ's sacrifice and her motherly aid to the newborn Church, Mary continues to support the Christian community and all believers in their generous commitment to proclaiming the Gospel. Blessed John Paul II
guys we had a turbulance for about to half n hour i def thought i was gonna die lol but whe the airplane landed, oh my, I almost did like our beloved Blessed John Paul the Second, I almost arrive and kissed the floor
So touching. Blessed JP2 we always love you! Can't wait to meet you in Heaven
think this was in 1978, the first time i got a glimpse of Blessed Pope John Paul II in Espana, Manila...
Still praying for our Religious liberties all around the globe.
"One must throw truth across the path of lies. One must throw truth into the eye of a lie... One must catch hearts to kindle them, furrow hearts as with a plough, and root up the weeds... one must erect love; at the foundations, low in the ground, it will take root even in a wilderness, will build, uplift, and transform all things." - Blessed John Paul II, from his early play "Jeremiah"
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It is not enough to discover Christ - you must bring Him to others. (Blessed John Paul II, Pope)
Mary is our Mother: this consoling truth, offered to us ever more clearly and profoundly by the love and faith of the Church, has sustained and sustains the spiritual life of us all, and encourages us, even in suffering, to have faith and hope. Blessed John Paul II
congratulations to our newly invested brothers from the second year philosophy (Blessed John Paul II and Don Bosco Class)... God bless brothers!
Pray for us and your predesessor blessed John Paul 2
Head over to Blessed John Paul II Parish TONIGHT for their polka festival! Games and prizes for all ages, food for every taste and music everyone can dance to! You don't want to miss the weekend of July 6, 7 and 8! Check out all the details by clicking the link below :-)
Their educational experience is a sure reference point for Christian parents who are called, in ever more complex and difficult conditions, to devote themselves to the service of the integral development of their children's personality, so that they will live lives worthy of man and corresponding to God's plan. Blessed John Paul II
I have just been to Poland, which is why I have been out of radio contact for the last week. I had been meaning to go for some time, feeling that this was a country that all Catholics should visit, and I come back with my suspicions fully confirmed.
Blessed John Paul the Great, pray for us always!!!
Good morning family and friends. This is the sixth day of our praying and fasting during the Fortnight for Freedom. Let us continue our reflection on building a new society. St. Augustine articulated his dream of “The City of God” within the ruins of a Roman Empire that was crumbling before his eyes. So the new society we will build is within the old society of secular progressive culture that is politically correct, but ant-intellectual, and inimical to the values of life from conception to natural death. This secular progressive culture is what Blessed John Paul the Great calls a “culture of death,” in bondage to what Benedict XVI calls the “dictatorship of relativism.” Our new society is built by both humanity and the Church together; “The Church, the sign in history of God's love for mankind and of the vocation of the whole human race to unity as children of the one Father, intends with this document on her social doctrine to propose to all men and women a humanism that is up to th ...
Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves. ~Blessed John Paul II
I liked a video Blessed John Paul II and children
"Do not be afraid, open, open wide the doors to Christ and His saving power!" Blessed Pope John Paul II
Pray for seminarians of the Blessed John Paul II seminary that they may become great priests to share Good News of Christ.
"Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love." Blessed Pope John Paul II
In route for of blessed John Paul II ;)
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Today is our last day in the office before Philosophy of Blessed John Paul II w/Dr. Peter Kreeft is offered for the first time next week!
Just watched some videos of our Blessed John Paul II :)) He truly loves Filipino and we also love Him so much. Thanks to Him :))
Blessed John Paul required "intervention of a governmental authority" on behalf of the poor and wretched. is flat wrong.
Come reflect on the life of blessed John Paul II over dinner to learn from his wisdom and listen to his encouragements: GC nite jun24 7.30PM
That gif of Blessed John Paul II giving someone a thumbs up and stuff... kills me every time. He was so cool!
"The truth is not always the same as the majority decision." – Blessed John Paul II
At the start of this new Millennium, Blessed Pope John Paul II gave advice about how to begin afresh from Jesus. He wrote: “We shall...
For neither I, nor any other such one, can come up to the wisdom of the blessed and glorified Paul- Polycarp (disciple of the Apostle John)
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. – Blessed Pope John Paul II
1 Corinthians 2:14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Authentic love is not a vague sentiment or a blind passion. It is an inner attitude that involves the whole human person. It is looking at others, not to use them but to serve them. It is the ability to rejoice with those who are rejoicing and to suffer with those who are suffering. It is sharing what one possesses so that one may continue to be deprived of what he needs. Love, in a word, is the gift of self. (Blessed John Paul II)
My first ardent prayer to Blessed John Paul II - Updated
BLESSED FATHER'S DAY to all FATHERS! Blessed John Paul II, in a March 19, 1981 homily, asked, “Where, dear father, will you be able to draw the energy necessary to assume in various circumstances the right attitude that your children, even without knowing it, expect from you?” He strongly advised against smothering their spontaneity or abandoning them to a state of insecurity or loneliness. “St. Joseph is the answer to this,” he proclaimed.
with the utensils used by Blessed John Paul II during his last visit to Manila in 1995
From ICL: Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Paul II: “We are not the...
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To all the dads, Happy Father's Day!!! I am proud and blessed to be a dad to two amazing kids (who are no longer kids).
Fathers day is awesome, but only the truly blessed get to celebrate it!! Love you john-Paul and Bethany x x x x
reading Blessed helps me to know Bl. Pope John Paul II more
Generations of Godly men have led in my home. So very blessed!
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He is an awesome priest with his insights in proclaiming truth! Thanks Jason Klinnert!
This was a tremendous conference! Heaven kissed earth today at the NCBC! Our Lady and Blessed John Paul II's intercession for the Northeast and this Naiton was quite evident at this conference. The New Evangelization has arrived! An army is forming to lead people to a personal and intimate encounter with Christ! thank you lord! Thank you to all of the authentic speakers. Thank you to all who made this incredible conference possible!
Alot of Poland supporters will be asking Blessed Pope John Paul II to have words w/the Man upstairs right about now...
come join the festival to st.pus church /Blessed john Paul lII parish 1401 moncrest ave n.w we will be prefoming at 5:30 hope to see you all there .
Blessed Pope John Paul II: "America you are beautiful and blessed. The ultimate test of your greatness is the way...
2 down, 2 to go.Blessed John Paul 2 Festival! Come out and enjoy!!!
''Suffering seems to belong to man’s transcendence: it is one of those points in which man is in a certain sense “destined” to go beyond himself, and he is called to this in a mysterious way.” -Blessed John Paul II in Salvifici Dolores.
Goodbye blessed pope john paul , suckiest 4 years of my life :) deuces waste school :D
Fr. Tom: "Blessed John Paul II taught us how to engage the culture around us with conviction and charity."
Archbishop Lori signals commitment to defense of individual conscience rights and the free exercise…
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Tomorrow, june 16, is the 10th anniversary of the canonization of St. Padre Pio on the feast of Mama Mary's Immaculate Heart! Come to the shrine for a special mass at 630am. After which there will be veneration of the relics of St. Padre Pio. God bless us through the intercessions of our Blessed Mother Mary, our Patron Saint, st. Padre Pio and Blessed John Paul II.
Love is acquired in spiritual effort...Blessed John Paul II.
Mercy is the greatest expression of love. Blessed John Paul II
Welcome!The 8th Conference is the beginning of another cycle in the development of the Blessed JP II Conferences. It is not only timely but truly Spirit-led to dedicate another conference to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the evangelized and evangelizer, the catechist of the Son and the spiritual mother o...
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