Thursday, 2 April 2009


Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II, who gloriously reigned for a large part of my adult life.
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict (then Cardinal Ratzinger), speaking at the Funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II said of him:

"Rise, let us be on our way! With these words he roused us from a lethargic faith, from the sleep of the disciples of both yesterday and today.
Rise, let us be on our way, he continues to say to us even today. The Holy Father was a priest to the last,for he offered his life to God for his flock and for the entire human family, in a daily self oblation for the service of the Church, especially amid the sufferings of his final months."

May the late Pope John Paul, united to Christ our Saviour, continue to rouse us from lethargy to fervent, humble and devout faith.


Today also, is the anniversary of our wedding. In the 23 years since we married, our anniversary has usually fallen during the season of Lent, often in Holy Week, sometimes during the Triduum. So, often we have not been able to celebrate our anniversary on its actual day....

.....but tonight we are set to dine out!