Moving on to more important news...Pope John Paul II is being beatified (another step closer to sainthood) tomorrow in Rome! I was a freshman in high school when he passed away, I still vividly remember the details about that day and watching coverage of his death and the following papal enclave in the high school cafeteria at lunch. Our principal was Catholic so I guess that's why he put the TV in the cafeteria? Anyway, I love John Paul and I was able to pray in front of his tomb last week in Rome. When I was in Rome the city had put up 30,000 banners and posters all over town advertising for the beatification. Everywhere I went (buses, metro, on the streets) JPII was smiling back at me :) One of my last stops in Europe will be Krakow, Poland to make a pilgrimage to all the John Paul-related sights.
Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!
|Benedict & JPII...buds :)|