Quote by Pope John Paul II: Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with medi...
'Be Not Afraid'
He related them to the abandonment of self-giving that is the "Law of the Gift" in the message of Divine Mercy:. He then goes on to renew once more his entrustment of his Petrine pontificate to the merciful Lord by praying: "Jesus, I trust in You! In his parting address he said:. Faustina, April 30, , he began with Psalm , "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His mercy endures forever. Faustina had made her life a hymn to mercy. Then again he said:.
Enter keyword s to search for the articles,events,business listing and community content. You can use letters:a-z,A-Z and numbers There are many dark pages in the history of the 20th century, notably the tens of millions of deaths cased by Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. Caught between the regimes of these cruel dictators was the Poland where Karol Wojtyla came of age. The leaders of Nazism and Soviet communism tried to convince people that they were part of a great cause. The problem was that neither respected the dignity of individuals. Wojtyla, however, believed that while we can all work together for a common cause, each of us is not only significant, we're sacred beings and we're loved.
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Forty years ago today, less than a week after his election as Pope, St. Many people mistakenly believe that John Paul uttered those words on the evening of his Oct. John Paul II won over the multitude gathered in St. Peter in years. John Paul did tell the assembled crowd that he had fears in accepting his election, yet revealed the antidote in the very first public words of his pontificate. Indeed, as he added shortly thereafter, the new pontiff addressed his fears by accepting his election in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and to his Blessed Mother ff.
Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of States, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization, and development. He alone knows it. These were words of St. John Paul II that we would hear many times during his long and remarkable pontificate. But he spoke them for the first time as Pope 40 years ago today, October 22, , to the crowds gather in St.