Friday, October 14, 2011

Blessed John XXIII & the Papacy

This week, the topic of my classroom visits was on Blessed John XXIII and the Papacy.

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I explained to the students that relics of the saints are not only in theca (container), but also in holy pictures.

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I showed them a relic of Blessed John XXIII in holy picture.

Blessed John XXIII was a pure and simple man. He resolved to avoid even the smallest sin. He avoided things that would lead him to sin, he exercised moderations in food and drink, he was busy doing good, and he prayed a great deal.

Later on in life, he would pray 15 decades Rosaries daily.

He treated people with sincerity, honesty, and love, that he was greatly loved by the people. They called him “The Good Pope”.

Please read my article on Blessed John XXIII written 2 years ago:

 http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/42-fr-anthony-ho-pax-sinica-articles/423-20091012---beloved-john-xxiii

To give students an idea of the importance of the Pope, I gave students numbers of population regarding parish, diocese, and the Church.

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I also gave them the number Bishops and Priests in the whole world.

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We should pray daily for the Pope, who is the leader of more than 1.1 Billion Catholics, 5,000 Bishops, and 400,000 Priests.

Finally, I gave them the names of Popes in recent history.

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The Feast of Blessed John XIII is on October 11, and the Feast of Blessed John Paul II is on October 22.