Today is the feast of our wonderful Holy Father, John Paul II.
He is a hero within the Catholic Church and the world. We even have a son named after him.
He was the Pope during the most important years of my life. He was truly a Rock that The Church, especially the young Church, found and clung to. The Holy Spirit placed him in the Chair of Peter at a time when we needed someone to stand for all that is right and good, to show us that we could do the same.
He was, and is, a protector and defender of the Faith.
We miss you Papa, but we know that you are interceding for us in Heaven. And that is a comforting thought.