O Blessed Trinity
We thank You for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II
and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints.
Once again, I add my voice to the chorus: Santo subito! Papa Wojtyla- ora pro nobis!
I am in a very musical mode right now. So, ....
With a deep diaconal bow to my friend Paul, who blogs at Communio, from H2o news, a beautiful reflection on JPII. Also, do not miss Salt+Light tv's video montage (it's gotta be a montage, right?) posted by Rocco over at Whispers. As well as Sharon's remembrance.