John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, Calif., is eagerly anticipating the canonization of its patron, Blessed John Paul II, on April 27, 2014.
Every Tuesday, the University posts a quote from Bl. John Paul II on its Facebook page. Beginning in April, the University will post a quote from “the man, the legend, the saint” every day as a countdown to the canonization.
With thirty-three days until Bl. John Paul II is declared a saint on Divine Mercy Sunday, the University released its 33 favorite quotes from its patron. The quotes include:
The mass media have a significant role to play in proclaiming and explaining God’s grace to the Christian community itself and to the world at large.
May the beauty which you pass on to generations still to come be such that it will stir them to wonder.
Additionally, the University is hosting a series of free, public lectures in April on the legacy of Bl. John Paul II. Topics include “JPII and the New Evangelization,” “JPII and Witness to Hope,” “JPII and Theology of the Body,” and “JPII and his Letter to Artist.” These lectures can also be viewed through online recordings.
On the eve of the canonization, Dr. Michael Barber will give a lecture entitled, “How to Pray Like a Saint: JPII and the Battle of Prayer.”
The University’s canonization celebration will include a “live streaming of the canonization, adoration, and more!”
John Paul the Great Catholic University is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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