“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons. May Mary, Star of Evangelization, guide you! Docile like her to the Father’s will, take the stages of history as mature and convincing witnesses.” (Pope St. John Paul II; Message for XI World Youth Day, 26 November 1995)
The Optional Memorial of Saint John Paul II (1920 – 2005) is October 22.