St. John Paul II: Eucharistic Pope, Our Lady’s Pope – Oct 22 – Homily – Fr Andre

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For the memorial of St. John Paul II (Pope, Oct 22, 2019), Fr. Andre relates in his homily a reference found in the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska. Our Lord told her: "I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming" (Diary, 1732). Father explains that “the spark” was Pope St. John Paul II. During his lengthy pontificate, the saintly Pope promoted two fundamental devotions: to the Eucharist and to Our Blessed Lady.

At the beginning of his pontificate, St. John Paul II boldly proclaimed to the world: “Do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christ's power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind. Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ” (inauguration homily, October 22, 1978). The motto and spirit under which he operated was that of total consecration to Jesus through Mary: “Totus Tuus.”

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. John Paul II - Opt Mem

Readings:
1st: Is 52:7-10
Resp: Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
Gsp: Jn 21:15-17

More on the Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/1022-memorial-john-paul-ii.cfm

See also:

https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/her-will-come-forth-spark
https://blog.acton.org/archives/88332-remembering-pope-john-paul-iis-advice-do-not-be-afraid.html
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1978/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19781022_inizio-pontificato.html
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/letters/1980/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_19800224_dominicae-cenae.html

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