October 22 ST. JOHN PAUL II

Oct. 22 St. John Paul II

October 22

“Everyone knows John Paul II: his face, his characteristic way of moving and speaking; his immersion in prayer and his spontaneous cheerfulness. Many of his words have become indelibly engraved in our memories, starting with the passionate cry with which he introduced himself to the people at the beginning of his pontificate: ‘Open wide the doors to Christ, and be not afraid of him!’ Or this saying: ‘No one can live a trial life; no one can love experimentally.’ An entire pontificate is condensed in words like these. It is as though he would like to open the doors for Christ everywhere and wishes to open up to people the gate that leads to true life, to true love.”
– Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Let us thank God for choosing him as a faithful instrument in helping us grow more in love with Jesus! And let us ask St. John Paul II that “we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole Redeemer of mankind” (Opening prayer, Mass proper). Let us also thank Our Mother Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, whom our saint loved a lot and to whom he consecrated his entire life -Totus tuus!-, for protecting him from death on May 13, 1981, & St. John Paul II for all he had done for the Catholic Church and the world.


-Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei, CATHOLICS STRIVING FOR HOLINESS. We are also in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CatholicsstrivingforHoliness. Hope you like our page and invite your friends as well to do so in order to help more people.

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