Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of our beloved Pope John Paul II. His physical absence is felt but I believe that he’s interceding before the throne of grace for those who ask.
I consider myself in the John Paul generation and I look forward to the day that the Church beatifies and canonizes him. Even though I love Pope Benedict, I still love Pope John Paul. May his memory be eternal.
God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence, didst will that Thy servant John Paul II should be numbered among the high priests, grant, we beseech Thee, that he, who on earth held the place of Thine only-begotten Son, may be joined forevermore to the fellowship of Thy holy pontiffs. Through Christ our Lord.
Some newsworthy items:
Sophia Loren speaks about John Paul moving toward sainthood.
A Rabbi speaks about John Paul.
A video clip on the 6pm Mass offered by Pope Benedict for Pope John Paul II.
A video clip on the documentation of Pope John Paul’s move toward being called saint.
Carl Anderson reflects on his relationship with the Servant of God Pope John Paul II on this 4th anniversary of the Pope’s death.