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Saint John Paul II – first memorial celebration

Saint John Paul II - first memorial celebration

Today the memorial of Saint John Paul II is celebrated for the first time on the Roman Calendar. On this day in 1978 he began his ministry as

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Zammit on Wojtyla’s election to the Throne of Peter

Zammit on Wojtyla's election to the Throne of Peter

Mr Frank Zammit of Malta Draft of Stanislaw From today until the canonization on April 27, we are privileged to host Frank Zammit, of Malta, who is a

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Pope Marks Anniversary of John Paul II’s Death

Pope Marks Anniversary of John Paul II's Death

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 3, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today affirmed that his predecessor was in his prayers Saturday, the sixth anniversary of the Polish Pontiff’s death. The Pope

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Reflections on Abbot Anderson’s “Rugged Road”

Abbot Anderson presents us with some great images and examples for understanding the “rugged road” of the Beatitudes: Blessed Fra Angelico’s image of the dance,  the educational vision

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Reflections on Abbot Anderson’s “Paradise Lost”

Reflections on Abbot Anderson's "Paradise Lost"

Learn from his fatherly wisdom Abbot Anderson was invited to speak to the Pope John Paul II Forum about the spiritual teaching of both St. Benedict and Pope

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Why he is a saint: Wojtyla the Mystic (c 3, pt 2)

Why he is a saint: Wojtyla the Mystic (c 3, pt 2)

The second half of chapter three in Msgr Oder’s Why He is a Saint discusses his life of prayer, piety, and suffering. The section begins with this summary:

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The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), 1

The Church in America (Ecclesia in America), 1

Wood Cross — Columbus Dec 1, 1492, Cuba Pope John Paul II considered North and South America to be one, indeed, he considered the Church in America to

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John Paul II and Brazil

In 1980 Pope John Paul II visited Brazil. It does serve as a good example of the Church and its efforts at democratization. Weigel describes the trip in

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Saints Cyril and Methodius as Co-Patrons of Europe

Saints Cyril and Methodius as Co-Patrons of Europe

“The heirs of Benedictine monasticism had saved the culture of Western Europe during the dark ages; Cyril and Methodius had created the possibility of an enduring culture in

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