In Memory of Pope John Paul II
When I visited Vatican City in February 2006, I prayed at the grave of Pope John Paul II. What will always remain with me is the vision of the many roses and written prayer requests covering his grave. Kneeling before the grave of this great saint, a group of us prayed for his intercession in those intentions closest to our hearts. There was such a sense of great reverence and awe that will remain always in my heart.
Here is my pictorial post on the first anniversary of his death POPE JOHN PAUL THE GREAT: MY FAVORITE MEMORIES and my favorite JPII quotes on the second anniversary of his death from my post In Memory of Pope John Paul II.
Here is what the blogosphere has to share on this third anniversary of his death.
Karen Edminsten’s post Benedict XVI’s Homily at Mass for John Paul II offers some good links, including a John Paul II unit study and a link to Long Island Catholic’s piece on JPII. She also includes a memorable piece she wrote at the time of his death.
Leticia writes about her own experiences at the time of John Paul II’s death and recommends a book entitled John Paul II, We Love You, which she has recently reviewed for the National Catholic Register.
Travis at Catholic Tube presents a tribute to Pope John Paul II with a brief bio and several videos.
Mike Aquilina remembers JPII by sharing some of his apostolic letters in
JP2, We (Still) Love You.