Pope John Paul II: May 2009 Archives

Our Lady of Fatima

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JP II & OL Fatima.jpgBlessed are you, holy Virgin Mary and worthy of all praise. For the sun of justice, Christ our God, was born of you.

Lord, take away the sins of your people. May the prayers of Mary the mother of your Son help us, for alone and unaided we cannot hope to please you.

Today is the 28th anniversary of the attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II by the Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca. The pope credited his survival to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and subsequently made a pilgrimage to her shrine in Portugal to place the bullet in her crown.

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The press reports that he now wants to convert to Christianity after his release from prison on January 18, 2010. May the Holy Spirit warm the heart of Agca and the rest of us to closely follow Christ.

The booklet published by the Catholic Information Service titled "The Message of Our Lady of Fatima" by Father Frederick L. Miller will give you the needed theology and context for this 1917 Marian apparition.

Pray the Rosary!

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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