Saturday, April 24, 2010

Moments with John Paul

With a Koala

Praying at the foot of the Papal Altar

Working Late into the Night

Reading the Bible en route

A Rare Image of the Pope Skiing

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Pope & The Queen

27 May 1982, London, England, UK --- During his first apostolic trip to the United Kingdom, Pope John Paul II meets Queen Elizabeth II. --- Image by © Fabian Cevallos/CORBIS SYGMA

John Paul in the Philippines

Images from his 1995 Visit to the Philippines for World Youth Day in Manila.

Pope John Paul II praying in Rizal Park, Manila

Greeting the Pope with Sampaguita Garlands
the Philippine's National Flower

Pope John Paul II arrives in Manila, Philippines
Asia's Largest Catholic Nation

The Pope at the Pontifical & Royal
University of Santo Tomas

John Paul with Filipino Political Leaders

Arriving in Rizal Park to hold the
Biggest Papal Mass
at est. more than 4 million attendees by
Guinness World Records

John Paul aboard the plane on the way
back to the Vatican from his visits
to the Philippines and Japan

...more images coming soon...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prayer to Lourdes

August 15, 2004 - By John Paul II

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman,
Blessed by the Most High!
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era,
We join in your song of praise,
to celebrate the Lord’s mercy,
to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom
and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord,
Glorious Mother of Christ!
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word,
Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word,
and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit,
attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience
and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows,
Mother of the living!
Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve,
Be our guide along the paths of the world.
Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ,
to stand with you before the innumerable crosses
on which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith,
First of the disciples!
Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always
to account for the hope that is in us,
with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love.
Teach us to build up the world beginning from within:
in the depths of silence and prayer,
in the joy of fraternal love,
in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers,
Our Lady of Lourdes,
pray for us.



From Catholic News Agency