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Official Prayers + Apps for Our New Saint Popes!

In light of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII this weekend, the Vatican has announced an official prayer to each of these two new saints.

The beautiful, simple prayers were released in Italian, but the Catholic News Service provided the following translations: Continue reading

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Everything You Need to know about the Divine Mercy Devotion

The Divine Mercy devotion is a modern devotion to the attribute of God’s infinite mercy and was promulgated by St. Faustina Kowalska and later the the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II (“The Mercy Pope”).

This devotion is multifaceted and involves a divinely inspired image (pictured above) with attached promises for it’s veneration, vocal prayers (the Divine Mercy chaplet and Divine Mercy Novena), a book (The Diary of Faustina Kowalska), a Holy Hour (3 o’clock), and a solemn feast day with attached indulgences (Divine Mercy Sunday). Continue reading

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The Scapular Devotion of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and as such faithfully wore a scapular (notice him wearing his scapular in the above photo).

He is reported to have worn a brown scapular since he was a boy, and he insisted that doctors not remove it during surgery following the assassination attempt on his life in May of 1981. Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II Quotes

Pope Benedict XVI announced today that Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1st. In honor of this occasion, we’d like to share some of our favorite quotes that we feel reflect the heart of Pope John Paul II. Continue reading

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