My guess is that by reading this blog or stopping by, the answer most likely is yes. Who doesn’t love a Holy Father who…
… gave 3,288 planned speeches during his Apostolic Voyagues,
… Beatified 1,338 Blesseds,
… Canonized 482 Saints,
… held 1,161 General Audiences,
… spoke to over 17,600,000 people at those General Audiences,
… broke open the teaching of the Theology of the Body,
… established World Youth Day,
… gave the Church the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary,
… encouraged the New Evangelization,
… and above all was an outstanding model of holiness for all people.
Now that you are remembering some of the many reasons why you love Blessed Pope John Paul II, make sure to mark your calendars for May 20th. On this afternoon, there will be a beautiful celebration in honor of his beatification, including a St. Therese Lecture on Faith, Reason and Unity, a topic close to the heart of Bl. JPII, Mass with Bishop Morlino and a reception.
To RSVP for this event, please visit the Diocese of Madison’s website. You surely don’t want to miss this day of celebration and learning about the life and teachings of Bl. JPII from Professor Douglas Bushman.