Archive for the ‘Pope John Paul II’ Category

Pope St. John Paul II “To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.” (Pope St. John Paul II; […]


Let’s pray to this great prolife saint, for strength and inspiration to continue the journey of eradicating the world of abortion. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jpshimek/john-paul-ii-and-francis-teach-us-how-to-debate-planned-parenthood


Dear friends, to believe in Jesus today, to follow Jesus as Peter, Thomas, and the first Apostles and witnesses did, demands of us, just as it did in the past, that we take a stand for him, almost to the point at times of a new martyrdom: the martyrdom of those who, today as yesterday, […]


Bookings are now being taken for the John Paul Walk to Walsingham.  Organised  by the Dominican Sisters at Lymington, this is a three-day walk, 6th-9th August, covering 20 miles a day along country lanes:  open-air Masses in ruined abbeys, overnight accomodation in schools and church halls, and a great welcome on arrival at Walsingham!  You […]


Today we remember St John Paul II and his wonderful Gospel of Life encyclical he wrote and gave to the world 20 years ago!  


“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!” — St. John Paul, II


Poet, philosopher, and priest, Karol Wojtyla (1920-2005) was born in Poland and served as pope for twenty-eight years.  Rooted in the conviction that Christ reveals man to himself, his apostolic witness included trips to one hundred and twenty-nine countries, the eloquent defence of family life, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


Service of Love

06Oct14

 It is therefore a service of love [to] which we are all committed to ensure to our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened. . . .We are asked to love and honor the life of every man and woman and to work […]


  “The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family. In these pages I have tried to show how the family is placed at the centre of the great struggle between good and evil, between life and death, between love and all that is opposed to love. To the family […]


A Family Prayer

16Jun14

Prayer from St. John Paul II for families: Lord God, from You every family in Heaven and on earth takes its name. Father, You are love and life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, the fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for […]