Sunday, April 2, 2006

One Year Anniversery

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Pope John Paull II The Great. It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since his passing. It seems like just yesterday I was in Rome for his funeral, one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Reflecting on the life of this great man and reading many of his writings over the past year has helped me to realize even more the incredible genius of his pontificate; I truly believe he was the greatest philosopher of the past century. He single handily played one of the largest roles in helping to bring down the reign of communism in eastern Europe, not through hostile aggression but through prayer and peaceful acts of helping others to see the negative impacts it was having upon the world.
The Vatican website has two links that I have found very informative on the life and times of JPII. You can read them here and here.