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John Paul II’s “Geography of Prayer” (Cardinal Re, part 2)

John Paul II's "Geography of Prayer" (Cardinal Re, part 2)

Cardinal Re Cardinal Re continued his account of prayer and action in Blessed John Paul II as follows (see yesterday’s post for part 1): “Prayer was something spontaneous

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Cardinal Re on Prayer of Blessed John Paul II

Cardinal Re on Prayer of Blessed John Paul II

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re “Prayer gives a meaning to the whole of life, at every moment, in every circumstance.” – Blessed John Paul II, 1978 At the recent

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Wojtyla on the Enrichment of Faith

Wojtyla on the Enrichment of Faith

Thomas L Mammoser I recently received a very interesting paper on the evangelization of culture in the new millenium by Thomas L. Mammoser. He currently serves as Vice

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Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Intercession

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

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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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Why he is a saint: Wojtyla the Mystic (c 3, pt 1)

Why he is a saint: Wojtyla the Mystic (c 3, pt 1)

Wojtyla as Mystic (chap 3) This chapter is simply superb in opening up the character of Pope John Paul II. The second paragraph provides a very good summary:

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On Education in Prayer

The high standard for ordinary Christian life demands a corresponding challenge in the art of prayer. Just as Vatican II insisted upon a universal call to holiness, so

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“For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face”

"For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face"

Rouault “Head of Christ” (Cleveland) William Blake wrote: To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness.

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John Paul II on Prayer, the Pope’s Prayer

John Paul II on Prayer, the Pope's Prayer

In two chapters in Crossing the Threshold, John Paul II discusses prayer. If religious fear stems from a failure to be who we are as Christians, then we

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