Wednesday, November 10, 2010

John Paul II Conference, Dublin 12-13 November

The Heritage of Pope John Paul II

A Conference on the Heritage of John Paul II will be held in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Friday, 12 November and Saturday, 13 November.

Contributors, including the Papal Nuncio Giuseppe Leanza, the Polish Ambassador Marcin Nawrot, Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, Eileen Kane, John McNerney, John Murray, Vincent Twomey, Peter Admirand and Ciarán Ó Coigligh, will discuss: the life of John Paul II, his literary compositions, his involvement with the arts, his philosophy, his theology, the theology of the body, his Inter-Faith dialogue, and his Ecumenical dialogue.
Dánta Eoin Pól II, an Irish translation of the poems of John Paul II will also be formally launched as part of the conference.

All welcome to attend any or all of the presentations (which will be in English or bilingual).

Prayer for the intercession of Pope John Paul II
O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II,
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love

He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to us holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You.

Grant us, through his intercession,
according to your will, the grace that we implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints.

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