"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Blessed John Paul II

A sobering reminder on his feast day.
We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up. 
 We must prepare ourselves to suffer great trials before long ...
We must be strong and prepared and trust in Christ and in his Holy Mother and be very, very assiduous in praying the holy rosary. - Blessed John Paul II, Meditation for the day from Magnificat. 
“Anyone who complains or grumbles is not perfect, nor even a good Christian." - John of the Cross



  1. “Anyone who complains or grumbles is not perfect, nor even a good Christian." - John of the Cross

    What would John of the Cross say today if he was to see what is going on in the Church let alone the world?

    St. John of the Cross, pray for us!

    John Paul II, the Great, pray for us!

  2. That John of the Cross quote was exactly what I needed to hear today.

  3. Happy blessed Pope John Paul II and also Our Lady of the Under-ground, (Grand Cairo) feast-days today, Terry, and to all your readers here!! Another important quote I remember reading of Pope John Paul's is when visiting Germany he was speaking with a group of young people he was telling them that the "Chastisement" could not be avoided anymore, it could only be mitigated, and he stated, "and this is what will mitigate it", and he reached into his pocket, took out a Rosary, held it up and showed it to them. That was "very appropriate", I believe. God bless..

    1. http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=17311
      Of course we have 20 Mysteries now.

  4. Thank you! Happy feast day to you too.


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