Monday, May 02, 2005

Benedict Marks Anniversary of John Paul's Death

It was one month ago, on April 2, that Pope John Paul II passed away. Pope Benedict XVI today marked the one-month anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death by celebrating mass in memory of him at 7:30 a.m. CET in his private chapel. Tonight at 7:00 p.m. CET (1:00 p.m. EDT), the Pope will privately visit the Vatican Grottoes so that he may pray at his predecessor's tomb.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

very touching i really wish i could meet the pope but that is probably not possible.

gcchick

Angelo said...

For people who can read Italian, I have collected many articles about the new Pope from Italian newspapers and magazines.
This is the adress:
benedettosedicesimo.blogspot.com

Angelo

The PapaRatzi_Boys said...

Benedict XVI

We love you ...

We want you a long pontificat ...

God bless you ...

Yours PapaRatzi_Boys

> The blog of the french speaking friends of Benedict XVI is:

http://ratzinger.over-blog.com

LookingLand said...

nothing whatsoever against papa benedict, but oy vey, visiting this blog for the first time since john paul's death, it hit me really hard.

: o (

David Krakowski said...

The custom of remembering ones loved ones a month after their death is a tradition in Central Europe. At the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus in Clevelan, Ohio, USA, we invited people from all over the Cleveland diocese to mourn and pray for John Paul II in the same fashion. The Shrine was filled to capacity with combined parish clergy, choirs and congregations singing the litany of the Saints of the Polish Nation (as had John Paul II on a daily basis), a Mass set to the music of Chopin, many of the Holy Fathers favorite songs, his "Totus Tuus" set to music for choir, cantors and congregation, and, last, but not least, the "Te Deum" which he would have sung numerous times while archbishop of his beloved Krakow. Our new Holy Father, Benedict XVI, no doubt shared many of these cultural treasures with JohnPaul II during their many conversations. That such two such close friends whose roots sprang from that part of the world which suffered so terribly during WWII is reflected in the depth of concern which both have shown and continue to show for all mankind. God Bless Benedict XVI! "Sto Lat"!!!!