Tag Archive | Blessed John Paul 2

Day 36: Jesus Thou Art All Compassion

Madeleine Teahan is Associate Editor of the Catholic Herald. In June 1969 a man drove through the streets of Bradford. His wife had left him and he was driving to his death. The traffic lights turned red. As he paused and glared at the summer sun, soaking in despair, the music floating through the wide-open […]

Day 34: An Exemplar of Courage, Service and Love

Jim Carr is a pharmacist in Dublin. When Pope John Paul II came to visit my home town of Drogheda in 1979, the town, like the rest of Ireland, came to a standstill. In that unique moment, our still-young republic was united as never before in celebration and pride. Everyone, it seemed, was going to […]

Day 21: Reaching out

Majella is a 27 year old MSc student in Psychology in Dublin, who has an interest in Spirituality, and the dialogue between Christianity and other religious traditions. My first memory of Pope Benedict was when he stepped out onto the global stage on his first overseas journey, to address the youth gathered for World Youth […]

Day 17: Sharing the Faith

Patrick is 26 and has been a Catholic all his life. He’s involved with Youth 2000, and also the online group Made For Glory. I’m sure I’m not the only one. There must be a few of us out there. My name is Patrick, I’m a young Catholic, and I’ll admit it; I have never […]

Day 14: Keep Your Eyes Fixed on the Lord!

Fr. Jan Nowotnik is parish priest of Our Lady & St. Brigid Parish, Northfield Birmingham. He has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham for nearly fifteen years. He studied at the English College in Valladolid and so has a love of things Spanish! He is the chaplain to the Birmingham Diocesan World Youth […]

Day 10: Habemus Grandpapam!

Dorothy Cummings McLean is a columnist, blogger and author of Seraphic Singles (in Poland, Anielskie Single). She has an M.Div and a M.A. in English Literature, both from the University of Toronto. Her writing has appeared in the Toronto Catholic Register, the UK Catholic Herald, the Notting Hill Journal and Scots Heritage Magazine. She is married and lives near Edinburgh, Scotland. For most […]

Day 7: Not Your Average Pilgrim

Rachel Kidd, age 25, from Dundee in Scotland. Rachel works for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. She did a year with the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, and is the Scottish co-ordinator for Night Fever. When I was first asked to write a blog post about how Pope Benedict has influenced […]