By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st: Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II at a Papal Audience on 17 Ju...Image via Wikipedia
PRAYER T0 IMPLORE FAVORS THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF BLESSED
JOHN PAUL II, POPE

O Blessed Trinity, we thank You for having graced the Church with Blessed John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of Your Fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of Christ, and the splender of the Spirit of love, to shine through him. Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the maternal in- tercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with You. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will, the graces we implo- re, hoping that he will soon be numbered among Your saints. Amen.

With ecclesiastical approval AGOSTINO CARD. VALLINI
Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome