Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Catholic Church Has Two New Saints

The Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
As a Catholic and, having seen Pope John Paul II in person 
in Chicago in October of 1979, 
I was excited to experience 
the canonization of him and Pope John XXIII, 
albeit via TV.
My 19 year-old daughter, 
a close teacher friend from St. Lawrence Elementary School 
and I rode the train to Chicago 
to be part of the sea of people congregated in Grant Park. 

Pope John Paul II greeted 
the worshipers in several different languages. 
There upon he celebrated the Mass 
with more than 350 bishops from North America.  
I think that I surely was not the only person there 
who felt the sensation of goose bumps developing on one’s skin. 
I felt the same phenomenon 
when Pope Francis declared the canonization 
of these two beloved popes.

Pope Francis greeting
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

one of three petitions
for the canonization
of Popes John XXIII
and John Paul II

relics of the new saints

The majority of the photos I am sharing here
 are the result of my snapping pictures 
from the live feed from St. Peter’s Square.  
Two were scanned from my Commemorative Album.
The banner photo is my own taken in our parish rectory entrance.

1 comment:

Kay G. said...

Beautiful post, thank you. God bless.