Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Andrea Tornielli: Best Kept Secrets of Pope John Paul II

Italian Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli has published unedited material in his latest book on John Paul II, titled Santo Subito or Immediate Saint. In the book, he discloses never before heard testimonies, from those who knew John Paul II best. Tornielli hopes to shed some light on what made John Paul II a powerful figure.

Andrea Tornielli:
"He spoke with God. You would take one look at him and you knew that he was a person who talked frequently with God.

Aside from praying with his lips, the book reveals that John Paul II would pray using his whole body since he would often go on fasts and perform penance.

Andrea Tornielli :
"He would do it to suffer and therefore have more suffering to offer Jesus Christ for the Church, for the pontificate, for humanity. John Paul II led humanity for 27 years and he's shown he's suffered like Christ in the name of mankind."

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

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