Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Soon to Be Blessed John Paul II

Earlier this trimester we talked about the papacy and influence of Pope John Paul II.  In preparation for his Beatification on May 1, 2011, Christopher Stefanick the director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver has written an excellent article entitled "What Made John Paul II Truly Great." 

Below is an excerpt from the article and below that is a link to the full text (I promise it’s not that long).

Pope John Paul II’s influence, position, and impact on the course of history made him a very, very “big deal.” But his superhuman love for each individual he encountered is what made him truly “great.” And it’s that holy love of God beating in the heart of a man that is about to get him beatified. It’s not his power, social impact, or his charisma as a leader.

Full Text of "What Made John Paul II Truly Great