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Sun, Sep. 7th, 2008, 03:43 pm
ksol1460: Question about JPII at Lourdes, 2004...

I am a Catholic convert, and while I am very liberal (I want women priests & married clergy allowed) and disagreed with John Paul II a lot, I also admired and respected him. He was a brilliant and compassionate man with a poet's soul, and we will not see his like again. Not until we get to Heaven anyway.

Right after he came back from his 2004 trip to Lourdes for the commemoration of the Doctrine of Mary's Immaculate Conception, I heard a rumor that he had actually seen Her while visiting the grotto.

She appeared to him as a child of about eight years, and spoke briefly emphasizing the idea of innocence and approaching God with a child's simplicity. He made up (or was given? I bet he made it up) a new prayer in her honor. Vatican officials of course have to investigate all this before they okay it.

Has anyone else heard this rumor or know what I am talking about? I admit one of the places I read it was the Sun, not the most reliable source in the world.

I can't wait until he's canonized. I want to be there.

Wed, Jan. 24th, 2007, 03:48 pm
lorion: ...

Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007, 09:41 pm
lady_chapel: Pope Benedict XVI dedicates soup kitchen to John Paul II

Hello! I've never posted here before but I thought everyone might enjoy this story.


Fri, Dec. 15th, 2006, 03:31 pm
paxvobis: (no subject)





I'm also very new to the Catholic religion and undertaking the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  I am looking to chat with other Catholics who are preferably within my age bracket (20-30).  I have also started a LJ community for Australian Catholics called Australian Catholics and here is the link:


Sun, Sep. 10th, 2006, 11:54 am
lorion: Anybody know...?

I'm looking for audio-file "Habemus papam" for JP2 for a very long time...

may be someone knows where can i get it?


Sun, Jul. 2nd, 2006, 02:59 pm
thetaet: Monument to late John Paul II unveiled


WADOWICE, Poland - More than 2,000 people were on hand Friday to watch as a bronze statue of the late Pope John Paul II was unveiled in his hometown.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, longtime personal secretary of the late pope, unveiled the statue in front of Holy Mary Basilica in the main square of this southern town of 20,000 people.

Dziwisz earlier celebrated a memorial Mass in the basilica, where John Paul, born Karol Wojtyla in 1920, was baptized and served as an altar boy.

"Wadowice will never forget their great countryman and we don't need monuments to preserve the memory of him in our hearts," Dziwisz said during the Mass.

Poles credit John Paul with inspiring the pro-democracy Solidarity movement in the 1980s, which sparked protests that helped bring down the communist regime in 1989.

"It is good the monument is here," said Renata Nowak, a 19-year-old high school student. "We come here to say prayers for ourselves, but also for his quick beatification."

The Vatican has opened the process of beatification, which could lead to sainthood for John Paul, who died April 2, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI paved the way for the swift opening of the process for the much-loved pontiff when he waived the customary five-year waiting period after John Paul's death.

Sun, Apr. 2nd, 2006, 09:01 pm
lorion: Moscow

We remember you in Moscow and your last words on 30th of march you've said to our archbishop pan Tadeush How is Moscow? Any news?

"Singing of chorus, whisper of prays and tears on eyes of people of all faiths. Papa Wojtyla prayed for Russia and sincerely aspired to development of relations with the Russian society", - said archbishop

We pray..

Sun, Apr. 2nd, 2006, 12:27 am
lorion: 1 year


papa Wojtyla - we love you...

Mon, Feb. 27th, 2006, 12:36 am
lorion: ?

Does anybody knows such album ??

Jan Pawel II - Tryptyk Rzymski (2005)

by Stanislaw Soyka

Sat, Feb. 4th, 2006, 12:00 am
astamaria: JPII's first miracle?

Let's hope this is the one that'll get him beatified!

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