Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Favorite Quotes of John Paul II

On the Rosary:
Pope John Paul II Praying the Rosary
Pope John Paul II in the Rosarium Virginis Mariae writes:
In the spiritual journey of the Rosary, based on the constant contemplation – in Mary’s company – of the face of Christ, this demanding ideal of being conformed to him is pursued through an association which could be described in terms of friendship. We are thereby enabled to enter naturally into Christ’s life and as it were to share his deepest feelings. In this regard Blessed Bartolo Longo has written: “Just as two friends, frequently in each other’s company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from these supreme models a life of humility, poverty, hiddenness, patience and perfection.”
On the Cross:
"There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us."

On the Family:
"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church. "

On Love:
"Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves."
"Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love. "

To Young People:
"Do not be afraid to be the Saints of the New Millennium, if you become who you are you will set the whole world on fire"(John Paul II World Youth Day 2000)
The Pope's last audible words, on hearing tens of thousands of young people singing in St. Peter's Square as he lay in his deathbed, Friday, April 1, 2005: "I sought you out and now you come to me. Thank you."

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