Skip to comments.More to Know About John Paul II
Posted on 04/03/2014 6:24:51 AM PDT by marshmallow
Postulator of His Cause, Slawomir Oder, on His Friendship With Padre Pio, His Nights Spent in Prayer, His Desire to Go to Medjugorje
On April 27, the desire of the faithful who at the death of John Paul II cried out saint immediately! will be heard. The Polish Pontiff will be canonized together with his predecessor, John XXIII.
Where did John Paul II get his strength, his faith, his holiness? From an intimidate relationship with God, which was brought about in incessant prayer, such that he sometimes did not go to bed because he preferred to spend the night on the ground, in prayer.
This is confirmed by the postulator of his cause of his canonization, Monsignor Slawomir Oder, who spoke with ZENIT.
ZENIT: Everything has been said, everything has been written about John Paul II. But has the last word really been said about this giant of the faith?
Monsignor Oder: John Paul II himself suggested the key of his knowledge. So many seek to know me, looking at me from outside, but I can only be known from within, that is, from the heart. Surely the process of beatification first, and of canonization after, have made it possible to get closer to this persons heart. Every experience and testimony was a piece that made up the mosaic of the extraordinary figure of this Pontiff. No doubt, however, to come to the heart of a person like Wojtyla remains a mystery. We can say that in the heart of this Pope there was certainly the love of God and of brothers, a love that was always becoming, which was never an event accomplished in life.
ZENIT: What new, or at least little known thing, did you discover about Wojtyla in your research?
Monsignor Oder: There are several historical aspects and aspects of..........
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Fascinating. Thanks for posting it. It’s helpful for my understanding and appreciation.
I do believe that he deserves the title "St. John Paul the Great."
Pope Pius X is referred to Pope St. Pius X, even though Pope Pius IX is “just” a blessed.
Speedy canonization (less than 10 years from start to finish, no devil’s advocate to address scandals that occurred during the papacy) appears highly political and undermines the credibility of the process. The unusual haste leads one to suspect that the progressives, aware of the steadily growing recognition of the rotten fruits of Vatican II, are attempting to canonize the council.
Well it started with the efforts to get the process to get fast-tracked Blessed Mother Teresia of Calcutia.
Notice he's managed to sprint right past her in the race to canonization. Might political expediency play a part?
And guess who fast-tracked Mother Theresa: Pope John Paul II. He’s now becoming a product of his own innovations.
Catholic Saint that kissed the book of a false religion? Catholic Saint who led the sacrilege that was Assisi?
And never publically repented?
God help us.
I fixed one word for you. But generally, Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Got to remember that on the day of his funeral even the faithful those who attended his funeral back then, I do remember wanted to have him declared a saint.
“The unusual haste leads one to suspect that the Modernists, aware of the steadily growing recognition of the rotten fruits of Vatican II, are attempting to canonize the council.”
....Or so traditional Catholics CLAIMED.
Thank-you for your posting of this wonderful article God Bless.
Sainthood is not determined by a popular vote.
Well I watched the funeral on tv and my memory is very clear on that.
Yes, those Traditional Catholics...they’re worse than Protties aren’t they?
Did you watch both of Obama’s electoral victory celebrations? Does that make Hussein a saint?
Answer this question please.
Were not saints during the first couple of centuries of the Church declared “saints” by acclaim in the Church?
I am not going to respond to that silly question.
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