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Thank You, Blessed John Paul the Great

by Lourdes Policarpio

By a coincidence which, I believe, is not coincidence but the hand of Divine Providence, I found myself with my husband and daughter Ria at the new shrine of Blessed John Paul II in Morong, Bataan, Philippines on the day of his beatification last May 1. To be honest, we did not intend to be on a pilgrimage to his shrine on that day. We intended to spend the week-end in a beach resort just fifteen minutes from the shrine.

But Fr. Fernando Loreto, the parish priest of Morong church, invited us to see the shrine.It was on the front page of a major daily newspaper. β€œIt is just here in our parish in Morong,” – he texted, sounding so happy and pleased, that we felt impelled to go. Click here to read the rest of the article

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