Friday, January 14, 2011

JP II: We Love You!

May 1: the beginning of a beautiful month because it's the month of Mary. Also it finally starts to feel like SPRING (a big deal in the Midwest after many months of snow).

There is another reason why I'm looking forward to May1: Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1. 

(isn't he cute? Come know he is!)

Ah! That gives me goosebumps. Seriously.

He was Pope for as long as I can remember. He's the Pope whose home country I visited, the only Pope I've seen as part of a Papal Audience. (Italy, November 1999).
My brother is named after him.  My alma mater's library is, too.

He was also Pope when Aidan was born.

His life is more than a good example.

What a blessing to have grown up with this Pope as head of our Church on earth, see his beatification process expedited, and to learn today that we will witness him becoming "Saint" in our lifetime, too. Truly a unique situation.
And as far as I'm concerned, what a gain for us!

May 1: beatification. Woo-hoo!!!!


Amy said...

Isn't it exciting? I was interested to see two national news stories on two different channels about it this morning. It strikes me as funny how many people try to discredit the Catholic church, yet when we do something like this everyone is all interested and it's big news. I need to read up on the nun that was cured- I haven't heard her whole story yet.

Nate's Mom said...

I popped over from the 4th Frog blog. Congrats on your pregnancy and your boys. I too have a houseful of boys. I love it!

I am not Catholic, but I am finding the news about Pope John Paul very interesting. I like to be educated and respectful.

Sheri in CA

Doreen McGettigan said...

Yes, he is very cute :)
I hopped over from the 4th Frog to congratulate you on your blog...
Congrats on your upcoming blessing birthday is 2/24!