On the anniversary of Death of John Paul the Church Awaits his Canonization

The Church eagerly awaits the canonization of Bl. John Paul II which  Pope Francis announced would also take place April 27 Divine Mercy Sunday, along with the canonization of Bl. John XXII. Asked by reporters if retired Pope Benedict would participate in the canonization ceremony, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told reporters it was possible, but given the retired pope’s preference for staying out of the public eye, he could not say for sure.


Nine years ago, on April 2, 2005, soon to be Saint John Paul II passed away. Millions of people mourned his death the world over, as  the bells of St. Peter’s Square somberly tolled continuously to mourn his passing.  If one listened one could here the voice of the4 late pontiff over the tolling bells  with his admonition to all of us: Be not Afraid!

Bl. John Paul’s Witness His Life death
 A Cry for the Mercy of God

Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has emphasized God’s mercy and readiness to forgive those who recognize their need for pardon. He told reporters on the flight from Brazil that Pope John Paul’s promotion of Divine Mercy Sunday showed his intuition that a new “age of mercy” was needed in the church and the world. 

Read More:   Bl. John Paul II His Witness A cry for the Mercy of God!

John Paul II You Live ON: Be not Afraid to Open your Hearts to the Love of Christ


Bl. John Paul II 


Ora pro nobis! 


Pray for Us!



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Still Hoping for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! I am a Secular Carmelite and a Marian Catechist joining with those who love Our Lady of Fatima to help Her win the final Victory for Christo et Ecclessiae (Christ and His Church)! Posts on Speramus' Posterous are not always Fatima related. However, I hope they will be of interest to you and will help you to grow in the spiritual life and continue to "Fight the good fight of faith,and lay hold to eternal life, to which you are also called...." 1 Timothy 6:12. For more posts relating to the message of Our Lady at Fatima and its application for our times please follow me on Blogger http://speramus-hope.blogspot.com or Twitter https://twitter.com/Speramus
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