October 16, 2012

34th Anniversary of Election of Pope John Paul II the Great

Is there anyone who does not remember the chant, "John Paul II, we love you!" I remember it well and he truly was beloved. How blessed we were to have such a holy pope for as long as we did. Today we honor and remember him in a special way, because it is the 34th anniversary of the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla as Pope. We did and still do love him.

"Cardinal Felici annonunces the Habemus Papam to the Public
 which indicates that Karol Wojtyla has been elected Pope"


A Polish Documentary Film. Even the preview is beautiful, and accurate!

If you haven't seen this movie it is excellent. Both Cary Elwes as the young Karol and Jon Voight as Pope John Paul II give powerful and moving performances. (Even my husband "the action movie man" liked it and there is plenty of action!)

I leave you with this beautiful prayer:

O Blessed Trinity, we thank You for having
graced the Church with Blessed John Paul
II and for allowing the tenderness of Your
Fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of
Christ, and the splender of the Spirit of love,
to shine through him. Trusting fully in
Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession
of Mary, he has given us a living
image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has
shown us that holiness is the necessary
measure of ordinary Christian life and is
the way of achieving eternal communion
with You. Grant us, by his intercession, and
according to Your will, the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be numbered
among Your saints. Amen.
With ecclesiastical approval
Vicar General of His Holiness
for the Diocese of Rome

Jesus, I Trust in You!
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