On the 1st May, we celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II. As a Schoenstatt Family we would like to celebrate this great day along with the Church. Take a time for prayer and reflcection – and follow some of the links provided here to find out more about this great man….
What is happening in Rome – click here
A tribute in pictures – click here
A dedicated website from the
American Bishops Conference – click here
What is happening in Salford Diocese – click here
And don’t forget to pray…
Prayer for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II
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. Amen.