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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Friday, May 13, 2005

Mount John Paul II adorned with huge cross

Italians remember John Paul II with 6500-foot cross

The town of L’Aquila in central Italy has erected a steel cross towering over 6500 feet on top of a mountain which as of May 18 will be called “Mount John Paul II.”

The massive cross was erected on Mount Gendarme in the central Apennines. As of May 18, the mountain will be renamed in honor of the late Pope.

According to local officials, the people of L’Aquila wanted to honor the man who spent many days of during his pontificate in the area, skiing and enjoying the countryside.

The zinc reinforced steel cross bears an image of John Paul II and his pontifical coat of arms. It was transported to the mountain by helicopter.

Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will preside at the dedication ceremony on May 18.


Hmm, yeah, I doubt the cross itself is 6500 feet tall :) I wonder how big it really is? I couldn't find any photos yet... hopefully some will be online somewhere soon.

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