Saint Pope John Paul II and His Connection to Carmel | THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CARMELITE ORDER

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Pope St. John Paul II with the Servant of God Sr. Lucia of the Immaculate Heart, OCD | Photo credit: Discalced Carmelites

 

In 26 years, Pope John Paul II visited many churches and almost daily hosted groups at his residences. Among these were some Carmelites. He penned a library of documents some of which were directed to the Carmelites themselves.

The Pope also showed he was aware of the Carmelites of today and our ministry to the Church worldwide. He reached into the Order to find bishops to serve in several dioceses around the world. Some 18 monasteries of enclosed nuns were erected during his pontificate.

At the Carmelite parish of Traspontina in January 1989, the Pope admitted to the young people who came to meet him that Our Lady of Mount Carmel had been of great help to him as a youngster. “I can not say exactly to what extent but I think she helped me greatly. She assisted me in finding the grace of my vocation.”

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  1. Have you heard of the Carmelites of Mattakkuliya, Sri Lanka. God bless you

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