Tuesday, October 18, 2011

6 Blessed John Paul II quotes that changed the world

The First Feast of Bl. John Paul II is on Saturday October 22nd, but there is no reason to wait until then to start celebrating. Here are 6 JPII quotes that changed the world:

1. Proposing the New Evangelization: There is a situation... “where entire groups of the baptized have lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and his Gospel. In this case what is needed is a ‘new evangelization’ or a ‘re- evangelizaiton.’”

2. Articulating the Theology the Body: “Man cannot fully find himself except through the sincere gift of self.”

3. His closing statement at the opening Mass of his Pontificate: “Do not be afraid.”

4. Preaching the Gospel in the modern world: “The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.”

5. The defense of life and family: “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

6. On having joy in the Christian life: “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

What's your favorite JPII quote or memory?

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