St. John Paul II

Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) was born on May 20, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland, the youngest of three children, to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Wojtyla, (née Kaczorowska). His mother had a dream about her youngest child saying, "Karol is destined to be a great man." In 1942, he began studies at an underground seminary run by Archbishop Sapieha and in 1946, Wojtyla was ordained a priest. Twelve years later, in 1958, he was consecrated a bishop. Between 1962-1965, Wojtyla participated in Vatican II. On March 8, 1964 Bishop Wojtyla was ordained Archbishop of Krakow. Three years after his ordination as Archbishop, he was elevated to cardinal in a secret consistory.

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected the 264th supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church on October 16, 1978. This blog is dedicated to him. Below you will find a selection of articles, quotes, prayers, and retrospectives about this remarkable disciple of Christ and saint.

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