A contemplative community in formation of the Institute of Saint Joseph
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!
The Beautification of Blessed John Paul II is a tremendous moment for the Church. Whether or not some people like it, this man died in the odor of sanctity before the entire world. His obvious suffering, his complete commitment to Christ and to the Church until the very end give a great testament to a life given to God.
His numerous writings, especially the encyclicals, pave the way for the Church in the New Millenium. I had the fortunate grace to study the writings of John Paul II and the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council with teachers who knew how to present the perennial teachings of the Church with the insight and direction that Blessed John Paul II gave.
History will give us the real story. For now, we must attempt to follow Christ in the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI, who is continuing the legacy of his predecessor. Open wide the doors to Christ! Be not afraid!
Thank you, dear Lord, for Blessed Pope John Paul II!