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Pope John Paul II

The prayer John Paul II’s dad taught him, that he prayed every day

St. John Paul II kept the prayer on a handwritten note and prayed it every day for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

RIP: Cardinal who gave JPII last rites and his left hand (What a story!)

Cardinal Marian Jaworski died this month at the age of 94. His life was intimately connected to that of John Paul II.

A new pilgrimage hiking path in Italy dedicated to Saint John Paul II opens

The hike connecting the Sancutary of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows to the Sanctuary of John Paul II is located in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Watch Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday concert online

The isolation concert brought together classical musicians, dancers, Catholic thinkers, and more.

John Paul II’s powerful address to police officers

When speaking to a group of police officers, St. John Paul II exhorted them to seek holiness of life above all things.

John Paul II’s prayer to Mary, Mother of Unity

The Polish pontiff asked Mary to teach us how to achieve unity, protecting peace and justice in this world.

At the end of the Nazi occupation of Poland, the future Pope John Paul II saved a young girl’s life

He carried her for three kilometers. If not for him, she would have died of cold and hunger.

John Paul II’s prayer that peace will have the last word in history

Despite setbacks, St. John Paul II believed that peace will prevail and will have the last word.

Why John Paul II wanted Mary to be called “Mother of the Church”

St. John Paul II was one of the strongest advocates for officially celebrating Mary's role as mother of all the Christian faithful.

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