May 13, 2016 - 35th anniversary assassination attempt Pope St. John Paul II

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  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    35 years after his assassination attempt, the catechesis and two important announcements JPII never made that fateful day

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    VATICAN CITY — Thirty-five years ago, on May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot as he made his way through St. Peter’s Square in the pope-mobile, responding to the warm greetings of the faithful and pilgrims before the general audience. At 5:19pm, the pope was the victim of an assassination attempt perpetrated by a young Turkish man named Mehmet Ali Agca.

    During the general audience, the Holy Father had intended to speak to the faithful about a theme very dear to him and to the Church: that of work and workers, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the publication of “Rerum Novarum” — the great encyclical of Pope Leo XIII. He also intended to make two important announcements on his initiatives to defend and protect marriage and family life.

    May 13, 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination attempt against Pope St. John Paul II. The pope attributed his survival to the direct intervention of the Mother of God. Indeed, one of the would-be assassin’s bullets is poignantly now enshrined in Our Lady’s crown in Fatima.

    This year also commemorates the 125th anniversary of Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum.

    - See more at: http://aleteia.org/2016/05/07/onlin...en-May 07, 2016 05:44 pm#sthash.uZ3xxzAU.dpuf
     
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  2. My Mother was there present as the Pope was shot she thought he must have died so she brought a Rosary to remember Him.Many years later after her death I brought her beads home to my house as a memory of the incident.Mum was a child of Mary as I am,so I asked Our Lady did she keep her promise to mum.In case you don't know Mary's promise to those consecrated to her would be taken by her to. Heaven on the first Saturday after their death?Marys answer was to turn mums silver rosary gold as I prayed.What a loving Mother we have
     
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  3. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    I hadn't heard of the promise of Mary about going to Heaven on the first Saturday - reminds me of the Fatima devotion also.
    A very beautiful sign from Heaven that your mother's rosary turned gold ..... I have links on my Rosary that have turned gold too, with the crucifix and other medals changing gradually. Must be like my daily conversion :)
     

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