Tag: Pope John Paul II

John Paul II: The Light Always Wins

“For John Paul II, the beginning and the end were similar in that they were defined by difficulty and trial. In the midst of so much hardship and pain, he was looked upon as a beacon of hope.” – Thomas Griffin

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St. Gianna’s Retreat Resolutions

 “We get a glimpse into (Gianna’s) emerging spirituality in her notes from an Ignatian retreat that she attended when she was in high school in 1938.” – Claire Dwyer

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St. John Paul II and Pastoral Ministry as a Gift

“We all know how important the Totus Tuus Marian consecration was to JP II.  But what’s striking here is what he identifies as the most pressing reason for him to make this total entrustment to our Lady.  He wants to be sure in ministry that he truly receives others as a gift.” – Fr. Ignatius Schweitzer

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Marian Consecration at the Foot of the Cross

At the moment when our salvation is being accomplished by Jesus on the Cross, Jesus says to his Mother, “Woman, behold your son!” and he says to his beloved disciple, “Behold your mother!”  Is this not the first total consecration to Mary our Blessed Mother? 

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To Be a Bride

The consecrated woman stands as a sign of contradiction:  what it seems she has given up, she has actually gained in a way far more real than the rest of us can know this side of eternity.  Claire Dwyer continues her series on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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