My Introduction to Pope John Paul II

Poles mark century since birth of Pope John Paul II — pressok

Warsaw (AFP) Poles on Monday set aside deep political divisions to mark a century since the birth of the late Pope John Paul II, the first and only pontiff from Poland whose election changed the course of history. Canonised in 2014, John Paul II was a charismatic leader who helped topple communism but was criticised […]Continue reading “Poles mark century since birth of Pope John Paul II — pressok”

Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people — CNS top stories

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness. Despite losing his mother, father and brother at a young age and experiencing the atrocities of […]Continue reading “Learn from St. John Paul, pope tells young people — CNS top stories”

Our Changing World

Greetings Brothers and Sisters! So much has happened since my last Blog. I was both shocked and saddened by the cruel death of George Floyd in Minneapolis USA! It is so important that people can protest against injustice. This heinous act occurred in a country whose cornerstone “the land of the free and the homeContinue reading “Our Changing World”


Next August 2020, will mark the 40th anniversary of my trip to Rome where I got to meet Pope John Paul. I am reflecting on his message to young people back in 1980 and conclude that it is now more relevant than ever before !! Though, technology can be positive it has developed at suchContinue reading “JP II WE LOVE YOU”

The Encounter

My name is Lizanne. This is my account of what I experienced in Rome, Italy. Thursday, August 28th 1980, the pilgrimage group, which the Catholic Youth Council sent from Dublin, Ireland, arrived at Castel Gandolfo, the Summer residence of the Pope. It was to mark the end of a wonderful week in Rome. We entertainedContinue reading “The Encounter”

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