Celebrating a Legacy

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On Tuesday (the 22nd) the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II, soon to be canonized a saint!  Here at My Year of Faith, we will be celebrating the life and legacy of this dear friend in heaven all week.

Today, we ask for the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II for the needs of the world, for young people, for marriages and family, for the sick and dying and for the Church’s mission throughout the world.

Prayer to Implore Favor through the Intercession of Blessed John Paul II

O Holy Trinity,

we thank you for having given to the Church

Pope John Paul II,

and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,

the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love.


He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy

and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself

in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd

and has pointed out to us holiness

as the path to reach eternal communion with You.


Grant us, through his intercession,

according to your will, the grace that we implore,

in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints.




For more prayers around the web:

A Novena to Blessed Pope John Paul II

To You, O Mary, A prayer by Pope John Paul II

A prayer for conversion in America by Pope John Paul II

Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II


Editor’s Note: During the month of November, as we celebrate the final days of the Year of Faith, we’d like to feature stories from YOU about the blessings and fruits you’ve experienced during this year.  How did you celebrate?  What did you do to grow in faith? How did your relationship with Christ and His Church deepen?
Send us your stories and reflections to myyearoffaith@gmail.com along with your contact information, and your reflection could be featured here on the blog in November!
Submissions should be under 500 words; deadline for submissions is October 31st.