A SERVANT of the SERVANTS OF GOD

 


Formed in the Mind of God, before time!!!

 

Inspired by the Holy Spirit in the course of my life!!!

 

Incarnated in the Material Order through Jesus Christ!!!

 

NOVENA TO BLESSED POPE JOHN PAUL II

 

I invite you to pray this Novena to Pope John Paul II for your intentions and the intentions of The Ministry of the Servants of the Servant of God.

 

Please pray also for those who currently support this ministry with their prayers and those who work to support Parish Ministry in general.  Thank You. Thank You.  God Bless Us All.


Click on link to Access Novena to Pope John Paul II


http://www.fjp2.com/en/john-paul-ii/prayers/novena

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD BISHOP/SHEPHERD

 

Give thy servant therefore a listening heart to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil.

(1 Kings 3:9)

 

Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.

(2 Timothy 2:15)

 

Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable, married only once, temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money.

(1 Timothy 3:2-3)

COAT OF ARMS
COAT OF ARMS

The coat of arms of Pope John Paul II is intended as an act of homage to the central mystery of Christianity, the Redemption.

 

And so the main representation is a cross, whose form, however, does not correspond to the customary heraldic model. The reason for the unusual placement of the vertical section of the cross is readily apparent if one considers the second object inserted in the coat of arms the large and majestic capital M. This recalls the presence of Mary beneath the cross and her exceptional participation in the Redemption.

 

The great devotion of the Holy Father to the Virgin Mary is manifested in this manner, as it was also expressed in his motto as Cardinal Wojtyla: TOTUS TUUS (All yours).

 

Nor can one forget that within the confines of the ecclesiastical province of Krakow, there is situated the celebrated Marian shrine of Czestochowa, where the Polish people for centuries fostered their filial devotion to the Mother of God.

 

Human Authority vs. Christian Authority.


 "For man", the Holy Father observed, "authority often means possession, power, dominion, success. For God, however, authority means service, humility, love. 


It means entering into the logic of Jesus Christ Who leans down to wash the feet of His disciples, Who seeks man's authentic good, Who heals wounds, Who is capable of a love so great as to give His life, because He is Love.


Let us trustingly invoke Most Holy Mary that she may guide our hearts always to draw from the well of divine mercy, which liberates and heals our human condition, filling it with all grace and benevolence, with the power of love". 

 

The Eucharist

 

...is the greatest gift and miracle because the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ—the redemption of mankind—is made present in it.


The Church lives thanks to the Eucharist. This truth expresses not only the daily experience of faith but contains in itself the essence of the mystery of the Church. In many different ways the Church joyfully experiences the promise that is endlessly realized: “And behold I am with you always, until the end of the world.” (Mt 28, 20). Thanks to the most holy Eucharist, in which occurs the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body and blood of Our Lord, the Church rejoices in this presence in a very special way.

 

The Church received the Eucharist from Christ, its Lord, as the greatest gift because it is a gift from His very Self, from His own Person in His holy humanity, as well as a gift of His redemptive act. It is not limited to the past since “He who is Christ, what He did and what He suffered for all of humanity, participates in the eternity of God, transcends all times and is constantly present in them... .”


Once again I want to remind you of this truth , dear brothers and sisters, adoring this mystery with you : a great mystery, the mystery of mercy. What greater good could Jesus do for us? Truly, love that moves itself “to the very end” (cf. J 13, 1) – love that reveals itself to us in the Eucharist, love that knows no limits.


John Paul II, Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia April 17, 2003


Counter