Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tell The World of His Love

Today, May 1, 2011, I attended my first Sunday mass in the Queen of Peace church in Singapore. It also happens to be the day when Pope John Paul II was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. So this Sunday was special.

Pope Benedict XVI said, "The date chosen is very significant because it will, in fact, be the second Sunday of Easter which he himself dedicated to Divine Mercy, and on the eve of which his earthly life came to an end."

One way or another, Pope John Paul II has touched our lives. I remember during the 1995 World Youth Day held in Manila, Philippines, the anthem, "Tell The World of His Love" was very popular. I was in grade school then. Two years after, I used that song as an audition piece for our high school choir.

I'm glad to have experienced the pope of our generation being beatified, and hopefully soon canonized. Pope John Paul II, who initiated the World Youth Day, remains an inspiration to the world especially the youth.


  1. The beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011, Feast of Divine Mercy, is a grand occasion for celebration within the Catholic Church all over the world. Beatification is the first step towards sainthood, which is the recognition by the Church that a person has lived the Christian vertues in an extraordinary way and is a model to be imitated by others- a true image of Christ. John Paul II was genuinely a holy man whose essence and spirit touched all who met him.

  2. Well said, Manang Wenz... :)