Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Canonization of Saint John Paul II

Today the Church officially celebrates the canonization of Saint John Paul II! We praise the Lord for this Divine Mercy Sunday, and for His gift of the late Holy Father who witnessed so well to faith, hope and love in the modern world. 

We’ve reflected much on the legacy of Saint John Paul II in past months, but today we want to highlight some “essential insights” he gave to the Church.

The Saint John Paul II Shrine’s theologian in residence, Michelle Borras, reflected on these in the Knights of Columbus’s Columbia Magazine, where she summarized his contributions into five main points:

He re-centered the Church on “Christ, the Redeemer of man,” and so showed the way to an “adequate anthropology.”

He gave us a theology of human love.

He articulated the “saving mission of the family.”

He fearlessly defended the dignity of the human person.

In his suffering, he pointed us to the mercy of God.

Read the full story here, and join us today in thanking God for the gift of Saint John Paul II.

Saint John Paul II, Pray for Us!

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