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A Tribute to Pope John Paul II: Tributes and Prayers in his Honor

John Paul II

The following comments appeared on Ancient-Future co-editor Jonathan Bennett's blog when he posted a prayer for the Holy Father John Paul II. AOL News linked over to his article, and the result was that we received hundreds of comments about John Paul II. Here are the ones that are a tribute to him and to his work. Notice the different languages, nationalities, and even the non-Catholic contributors. These are a testimony to our departed holy father. Even many Protestants from diverse backgrounds truly loved our departed pope. [Ed. Note: these were written before he had departed and reflect that context. We have not corrected any spelling or grammar. Also, since this is based on reflection immediately after the death of John Paul II, we cannot add any new tributes to this particular page.]. We offer this as a tribute to the life and work of Pope John Paul II, or as many call him, "John Paul the Great."


The Tributes and Prayers

May the Good Lord, when it is time to take our dear and Holy Father Pope John Paul II, bring him to His Heavenly throne in a peaceful way. May our Blessed Virgin Mary which our dear Pope had an ardent affection, wrap him in the mantle of her protection and the fold of her arms. May all the angels and saints, escort him to his heavenly throne to meet the Lord Almighty. We ask these to you oh Dear God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Dear Pope John Paul, we love you and will truly miss you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all what you have done for us here on earth. Please pray for all of us when you are there in your heavenly throne.
Posted by: M Enar | April 2, 2005 12:56 PM


MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS AND MAY YOU BE SOROUNDED BY ANGELS AND SAINTS HEN YOU ENTER THE HEAVENS AND ALWAYS REMEMBER US AND PRAY FOR US LIKE YOU DID WHILE YOU WHERE HERE ON THIS EARTH. WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY.
Posted by: Erika Reyes (USA, TX) | April 2, 2005 01:45 PM

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YOU ARE A WONDERFUL MAN OF GOD,YOU HAVE DONE GOD'S WILL HERE AND A WONDERFUL JOB AT THAT,, SEE YOU IN HEAVEN BROTHER POPE JOHN PAUL.LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS EARTH!
Posted by: BRENDA RICH | April 1, 2005 10:56 PM


may he rest in peace and show all of us how to die with dignity
Posted by: alana mcmullen | April 1, 2005 11:33 PM


I am grateful for the Holy Father and his leadership in the Catholic Church for these some 26 years. I was in the Navy stationed in Naples Italy in 1978 when John Paul II were elected. I pray this day for his comfort. He has been a constant force in this world of change and fast movement. He has truly lived the life of faith and suffering to mirror as much as possible that of the Lord Jesus Christ. My wish is for him is to be granted eternal peace and may God grant him entry into the Kingdom of Heaven and continue to look down upon us on earth so that we may continue to feel his spirit.
Posted by: Ron Gorsline | April 2, 2005 07:24 AM


I would like to comment that this Pope, im my opinion, Pope John Paul the Great, has lived a holy life, a life filled with heroic virtue.
The Holy Father was very instumental in my becoming a Catholic Christian. His stance and Doctrinal Objective Truth that cannot change in a hedenistic self centered world, is undeniable a sign to the Church and World that he is a great Successor of St.Peter.
The Devil uses the pressures and pleasures of the world inorder to fight agaist the Church. Our Holy Father has used his wisdom and great union with God via a very intense prayer life to battle the evil one, and endeavor to keep the ship of the Church safe in the sea of uncertainty that we all live in what the age calls the post-Christian Era.
My God Grant John Paul the Second his greatests blessing and deserved rewards. An may Christ preserve and protect us as a new Pope is in the near future elected.
Joe
Posted by: JOE | April 1, 2005 06:09 PM


our heavenly father is waiting for him withopen hands and heart.he will be at peace forever .he will pray for us look down at us and guide us.thank you dear god for sending him to us .
Posted by: mrs.irene janowski | April 1, 2005 06:33 PM


May God Be with the Pope John the second as he makes his journey to Heaven. We love you and our prayers are with you.
Posted by: Susan | April 1, 2005 06:36 PM


For.any.visitor.at.the.Vatican.to.see.the.Pope.in.person.is.a.lasting.memory,
.as.I.had.a.few.months.ago....few.men.in.the.20th.century.have.used.
their.talent.and.wisdom..given.by.God..to.accomplish.as.much.good.
for.the.world.as.this.man.has.done......he.deserves.a.long.rest...
for.efforts.well.spent..but.sadly.for.us.left.in.the.world..
without.his..blessings.and.guidance,.there.is.great.loss...
Listening.to.the.unhappy.medical.reports.that.warn.of.an.
imminent.death.brings.tears.to.my.eyes....
Posted by: Robert | April 1, 2005 11:52 PM


My prayers are with you May God grant you peace and carry you always.

Pope John God sent you to the world and you have been an extraordinary Messiah to the world.

Grant you peace.

May God craddle you in his arms and take you wherever he choose. You have served the world in a way no other have before. May God Bless You.
Posted by: judy | April 1, 2005 01:33 PM


God be with you. Pray for us and the world.
Posted by: Elizabeth | April 1, 2005 01:50 PM


MAY THE LORD TAKE ITS PLACE ON HIM GOD KNOWS HE BELONGS IN THE BEST PART OF THE DOORS OF HEAVEN MY FAMILY AND I WILL KEEP HIM IN OUR PRAYERS ALL OF THE PEREZ,VIERA,AND GONZALEZ FAMILY,WE WOULD TAKE OUR HATS OFF AND BOW FOR HIM AT ALL TIME FOR ALL HE HAS DONE IN THE WHOLE UNITED STATES
Posted by: ADA PEREZ | April 1, 2005 02:03 PM


As Jesus said to the thief to his right, "Today you will be with me in Paradise."
Posted by: Beth-Ann | April 1, 2005 02:05 PM


May God bless thee and keep thee,
may God make his light to shine down upon thee,
and may God give thee peace.
Blessed are those that believeth in me for they shall have ever lasting life.
I would like to thank the Pope for showing the world that we are all family no matter what brand our faith may be, and that we all strive to be with God in heaven when our days come to an end. I thank God for sending us this man for he has shown by living his faith how we all should live. We must remember to love our emeny for hate will only bring sorrow and shame in God's eyes, and remeber that God sees all.
Bless you Pope John Paul II, and may God fill your heart with the joy of his love.
Posted by: Kelly | April 1, 2005 02:22 PM


OH, HOLY FATHER, MAY YOU NOT BE DISTRESSED AT THIS, YOUR TRANSITION TO PERFECT, GLORIFIED SELF IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD THE FATHER, CHRIST THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AS FOR ME, PLEASE OH HOLY FATHER, PRAY FOR ME AND MY KITTYS AS YOU LEAVE US TO CONTINUE ON IN THIS VEIL OF TEARS. -AMEN
Posted by: JOE THOMPSON | April 1, 2005 02:26 PM


As a non-Catholic I must say to my brother Pope John , you have indeed chosen the high road in this life and have certainly fought for those whose voices had been muffled. May you now travel the highest road we can know, that being to Our Father and have the peace you so richly deserve. Thank You for being a voice of what is just and decent on this earth. Jeff M.
Posted by: jeff moravek | April 1, 2005 02:35 PM


Pope John Paul II has done so much for the world. He has been a beacon of light in this world of darkness. He has tried his hardest to unite the Eastern Orthodox Church with the Roman Catholic Church. As a Catholic I don't know any other man who has worked so hard for Peace and goodness. I will miss Pope John Paul II dearly and I hope that everything that the Pope has worked hard for for many years, someday will make a huge difference in this world. Thank you Pope John Paul II so much for everything you have done!
Posted by: Brittany H. Age 14 | April 1, 2005 02:50 PM


I pray for peace for Pope John Paul II. He is and always will be the most compassionate, and loving person, who touched millions of people of all faiths. I join my Catholic and fellow Christian brothers and sisters in praying for Pope John Paul. May God grant him peace. Someday we will all be together again seated at the right hand of the father.AMEN
Posted by: Hillary | April 1, 2005 03:11 PM


"May there be revealed once again in the history of the world the infinite salvific power of the Redemption, the power of merciful love! May it put a stop to Evil! May it transform consciences! May there be manifested in your Immaculate Heart the light of Hope for all! (Pope John Paul II March 25, 1984 extracts)." A true believer and disciple of God comes calling to Heaven's Gate to meet Him face to face. This blessed child of God will surely rejoice in hearing the loud sound of clarions inviting him to sit at the supper table with Jesus.
Posted by: Vicente Caguimbal | April 1, 2005 03:34 PM


may are family join all the christians and catholics in prayer for our pope john Paul II, may god bless him and save him in his most holly hour of need and give him life , love ,and peace ever after in the paradise of the kindom of heaven.And god eternal father to please listen to his prayers, and have mercy on our souls . Soo that we also may participate like our pope in the kingdom of heaven.amen.
Posted by: carmouze family | April 1, 2005 04:54 PM


I think Pope John Paul II has many people praying for him now, but his situation looks very serious. I appreciate that God gave us such a great pope, the only one I've really know my whole life. I admire his efforts to unite the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, and hope his efforts will bring forth more unity in the future.
Posted by: Les | April 1, 2005 05:22 PM


I SEND MY PRAYERS FOR THE POPE. MY FATHER DIED ON FEB. 23 2005. THE DAY MY DAUGHTER TURNED 9 YRS. OLD. AND I KNOW THE IMPACT OF LOST. MY FAMILY ARE A STRONG CATHOLIC FAMILY AND I PRAY THAT HE ENTERS ETERNAL REST WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST AND THE LOVE OF HIS FOLLOWERS.
Posted by: LUCHRISA YOUNG | April 1, 2005 05:26 PM


My father died on January 21, 2005 with complications related to Parkinson's Disease. The last six months of his life were difficult for us to watch for, as has happened to Our Holy Father John Paul, he physically waned. Like the Pope he remained lucid until the last day of his life and died with dignity in his own home and bed. I pray that the Lord God will welcome Pope John Paul soon into His heavenly kingdom. I pray that the Blessed Virgin is opening her arms to Our Pope, even as I type, and that Our Lord Jesus is standing beside Her to welcome Pope John Paul with, "Welcome, Good and Faithful Servant." John Paul was sent by God to serve us and he accomplished so very much.
Posted by: Pamela Richards | April 1, 2005 06:09 PM


A great man who has lived through many tough times, being able to overcome all.He brought peace among us and touched everyone's life. May he go peacefully knowing that God's arms open...ready to welcome him home. God Bless You.
Posted by: vanessa | April 1, 2005 06:25 PM


My dear Holy Father I have loved you from the beginning,you have been the light of my world.I know that Our Lord needs you and your time here is ending and just like Jesus you will go home .
May your transition be quick and peaceful.I will miss you dearly.I will see you again one day.
Posted by: Barbara | April 1, 2005 06:30 PM


You won't be forgotten. Live forever in peace John Paul II! Pray for us all too.
Posted by: Jeff | April 1, 2005 06:30 PM


My dear Holy Father I have loved you from the beginning,you have been the light of my world.I know that Our Lord needs you and your time here is ending and just like Jesus you will go home .
May your transition be quick and peaceful.I will miss you dearly.I will see you again one day.
Posted by: Barbara | April 1, 2005 06:33 PM


Our Heavenly Father, please grant your blessing on Pope John Paul II, during this perhaps his last hours on earth. Father in Heaven he has done more to try to heal and bring peace here on earth than anyone else I know. He was truly your humble servant and your messinger to the world. Make his final hours here as peaceful as possible. Thy will be done. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...Aman
Posted by: Fran | April 1, 2005 06:37 PM


Now the world needs to carry on what Pope John Paul II has done, to evangelize. Break barriers and join together in the Reserection of Jesus Christ. To Love one another as Jesus Taught us, to be Merciful as our Lord is Merciful. With The Feast Day of Divine Mercy coming this Sunday, which the Pope was known as the Pope of Mercy, we need to swing open the doors to our hearts and let Jesus in. Join in Mercy Sunday and repent and recieve the gifts Jesus left us in the fullfillment of His Reserection. May the Lord have mercy on us and on the Whole World.
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!
Posted by: PmercyX | April 1, 2005 06:40 PM


thank you jesus for giving him to usin this short time on earth.we are in tears but all in heaven are celebrating with open arms.pray for us dearpope.
Posted by: william janowski | April 1, 2005 06:47 PM


I can't believe this. Holy father why? he has done so much in this life. He can still do so much good in this world but if he dies dont let him suffer like he is now. I am watching the T.V.to stay informed. But i give thanks to all what he has done and if he is in this final hours holy father i pray to you to grant him peace in his sleep and give him enternal life with god.

God has sent you pope john paul II and you have done your job here on earth
if it is time for you to leave
i say goodbye
The world will never forget you
you are like living legend
may god grant you peace
Posted by: joe | April 1, 2005 06:48 PM


MAY GOD BE WITH YOU POPE JOHN PAUL IN THIS TIME OF SUFFERING. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE PEACE. GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY IS WATCHING OVER YOU AND WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS WHEN IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO HOME. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN THE WORLD AND GOD BLESS YOU POPE JOHN PAUL.
Posted by: Sarah | April 1, 2005 06:49 PM


Holy Father, you have helped me through some very difficult times, I pray for you and I will look forward to the day I get to see you once more.
Posted by: Barbara | April 1, 2005 06:50 PM


YOUR EXCALISNSCEEE AS A US MARINE I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YA FOR YOUR MAGNIFICENT SUPPORT IN REGUARDS TO THE MILITARY I KNOW MY CO WELCOMES YA IN TO HIS KINGDOM SO AGAIN THANK YA SIR FOR YOUR MAGNIFCENT SUPPORT I LOOK FORWORD TO SEEING YA IN MY CO,S PALACE IN HEAVEN !!!
Posted by: CORPROAL JENSEN USMC | April 1, 2005 06:51 PM


Pope John Paul II has been as inspiration for the sake of unity among Christians on Earth. He has stepped out of the traditional theological line that once seperated Catholics and Protestants to show that there is one thing that truly matters: Christ. He has not only talked the talk, but he walked it as well... no other Pope in the history of the Church comes to mind when I think of one that has done so much for the entire world, even with those who didn't believe in anything...

I thank God for the birth of such a wonderful person. If the Pope be in his last days and hours or if there are still years ahead for him (God only knows, may his days be blessed and may his works and faith always be remembered...
Posted by: Phillip Yardley | April 1, 2005 06:51 PM


I was in Italy when your predessesor was placed in office. I by accident was in Italy when you were placed in office. But today I hope that God cradles you in the palm of his hands and makes your passing as painless as possible. I am praying that God will allow you to help guide and support the next pope in the beginning of his time in office by the good works and leadership you have left as an example.
Posted by: kathy | April 1, 2005 06:51 PM


i was fortunate to meet pope john paul in romeon a trip that my aunt took me on. he shook my hand and i felt the power of god. god bless you, may his hands be upon you so you suffer no pain and may his angels take you right through the gates of heaven and to be by god's side. pray for us.
Posted by: barbara | April 1, 2005 06:59 PM


Heavenly Father, please take the beloved Pope John Paul II into heaven with open arms. He was truly a good man and also heavenly father, please make what could be his final hours on earth peaceful and may his spirit live on forever through all of us catholics. Amen
Posted by: Peter Collins | April 1, 2005 07:01 PM


Not taking anything away from the memory of President Reagan, however, many people do not know the significant role the Pope played in driving Communism from Poland. The cracks in that evil regime spread throughout Eastern Europe because of the efforts of one "little Priest from Poland
Posted by: Brett | April 1, 2005 07:02 PM


WHEN CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED ,AT IS SIDE WAS A MAN ALSO BEING CRUCIFIED AND THE MAN TURNED TO JESUS AS SAID "PLEASE DON'T FORGET ME LORD".. "YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN JOHN PAUL II "
Posted by: EDWARD AND FAMILY | April 1, 2005 07:04 PM


Holy father you have given us a mind to know you and a heart to love you. We are with you today and you will remain in our hearts so that your gift of wisdom may continue to show us the way for Our Lord's light to shine out in our lives.

Peace be with you Pope John Paul II.
Thank you for your service to us.
Posted by: patti | April 1, 2005 07:08 PM


Our Dear Holy Father,
My prayer for you is peace and love as you enter the kingdom to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. All nations will call you a disciple of God as His will has been done through the Holy Spirit in you. May our Father God bestow upon you the riches in heaven . You have shown the people of our world how to live in the Bible in today's society. You are an inspiration to all who have had the blessing to hear you, see you, and listen to you. Dear Holy Pontiff, you are a blessing in our world. Thank you Lord Jesus for giving us this wonderful human being. In Jesus' name. Amen
Posted by: Therese Ercolani | April 1, 2005 07:09 PM


may god bless, you, and you will
never be forgoten.i hope my prays for you,
will make you shake this one off, and move to a
speedy recovery.love ya always, mike
Posted by: mike | April 1, 2005 07:16 PM


I don't really know what I want to say-as I was driving to work this morning, I heard the news of the pope's grave condition, and felt, surprisingly, like crying. I am not a practicing catholic, although I was baptized in that faith. I feel nothing but admiration for the pope-he is one of the very few positive role models left in this nation. It will be a sad, sad day when he is gone from this world. All of the prayers that I can think of, I am saying for him this day. I hope he does not suffer much longer-he has borne so much already. God bless you, Pope John PaulII, and may you have a safe and speedy journey to meet Him to whom you have dedicated your life, heart, and soul.
Posted by: rebecca marshall| April 1, 2005 07:17 PM


May God bless and keep you in your time of need. You have done many great things in your life time. You will NEVER be forgotten.
Posted by: Leah | April 1, 2005 07:22 PM


May God take you with open arms
Posted by: jo ann | April 1, 2005 07:25 PM


I pray for you John Paul the 11, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Sprit, may God bless you and keep you. My prays are with you.
Posted by: Donna | April 1, 2005 07:26 PM


May God keep you safe
May you enter his kingdom
Posted by: T. Melina | April 1, 2005 07:26 PM


I have kept up, listening to stories about his condition. I hope he is resting peacefully, and in minimal pain. He has done so much for the people of this world..Not just catholics, but non-catholics. I hope he can go peacefully,knowing how many people love him.

Pope John Paul II:May You have the freedom and peace as you start your journey to the house of God. You have done a great many wonderful things in your lifetime...and you shall be rewarded by being an honored man in the house of the Lord.
And as your journey ends, I hope that you can look down, and look back on all the wonderful things that you have done, to deserve such a wonderful reward.......the promise of paradise.

God Bless
Posted by: Christie | April 1, 2005 07:29 PM


We have been burning the candle and in silent prayer. Pope John Paul II has touched our hearts and many other people in the world that are not Catholics. He treated each individual the same and did not intimadate, critercize and tried to meet half way on all religious decisions. He bought Love and Joy into many lives, and he was a chosen one. We love you Pope John Paul II and we all hope we see you again in the Kingdom.
Posted by: Jennarosa | April 1, 2005 07:29 PM


My family and I pray for you. You were a good influence in the world and an influence for good in the world. God will welcome you warmly.
Posted by: Judyth Charnock | April 1, 2005 07:31 PM


O Holy Father,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul with us.
Thank you for being strong and steadfast in times of war.
Thank you for listening to those in their time of grief.
I thank God for giving you life and sharing you with us for such a very short time.
I prayed that one day I would meet you, I still hope that dream comes true when I see your shining face in Heaven.
Go dear Father, be at peace now. We shall follow in your footsteps always. God Bless You and I love you. "Be Not Afraid."
Posted by: Brynne | April 1, 2005 07:32 PM


I AM PRAY FOR YOU TO GET BETTER!
WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!
MAY GOD BE WITH ALL YOU THE WAY!!
Posted by: TRACEY | April 1, 2005 07:33 PM


May God take and cherish Pope John Paul II in heaven; as we have here on earth.
Posted by: Gary Chiappetta | April 1, 2005 07:33 PM


God will open the gate for the Pope to enter the Gate of Peter. Christ will guide him from his bed to the stairway of white light ray. I have a tear for John Paul 11. I pray for his soul ask he lay to rest. May the Pope be watch and protect my daughters as he will be going to heavenward. Thank you Pope . We all love you dearly.
Posted by: Peter | April 1, 2005 07:34 PM


I saw you once, in 1979, when you came to Washington, DC, when I was 7 years old. You have been known as the "people's pope" for all that you have done to welcome people into your heart and into your life as well. Why else would there be so many people standing vigil at St. Peter's right outside your window waiting with you? I wish I could be there.
I have a feeling that you are not ready to leave this world just yet, but God is certainly calling you. So many wonderful people have left this world not being able to fulfill their dreams. You have been a light to so many people. God must surely have a special place in heaven picked out just for you!! It is time for you to let go and follow that light!! You will be ok, and so will we. We will miss you very much. But, you will be reunited in heaven with Jesus, all the angels, and members of your family that you have not seen in a long time. It is too bad that you cannot go there for a visit and just come back. But, just remember, God will take care of you, and He must need you now. He has been waiting for so long. If you happen to meet anyone with the names of Rosa, Loretta, Mary, Gertrude, Eleanor, two Roberts,and my animals, Patches, Khan, Cupcake, Tigger II, and Harley, up there when you get there, please tell them that we Rumplers have not forgotten them, nor will we ever.
Thank you for being such a great Pope. You have waited long enough for your reward in heaven. Now it is time for you to receive it. May God grant you a safe journey home. I know that you will not forget us, just as we will never forget you. Farewell and Godspeed on your journey to that great light in the sky.
Posted by: Karen | April 1, 2005 07:42 PM


God's Hands hold the earth, if he lets go, what's its worth? He blessed us with the gift of birth, need anymore be said. Bless you John Paul. We shall see you soon...
Posted by: mary | April 1, 2005 07:43 PM


Our Beloved Pope John Paul II: You have given so much to this world. If God has choosen for you to come home to rest. Please hear his voice.....You will always remain a shining bright light in this world forever and ever .......Amen
Posted by: Charlene | April 1, 2005 07:47 PM


Even though I have only been around 15 of your 27 years Pope John Paul II , you have been the best and only pope I have known so far. I may not be very catholic ,but i will pray for you since you have been a good role model to me. I do not pray alot ,but now i will because I'm afraid the next pope wont be as good. JESUS is my HOMEBOY!!!Have a good journey to heaven Pope John Paul II. I will meet you there someday.
your fellow catholic,
Richie Vibbard
Posted by: Richard C. Vibbard III | April 1, 2005 07:48 PM


The Pope was a gentle mind, a great man, a giant influence. We are so fortunate that God gave us this Pope.

From a fellow Pole.
Gratefully
Conrad Z. Kuczynski
Posted by: conrad kuczynski | April 1, 2005 07:53 PM


dear pope john paul,

i pray for you and all catholics who have had the 26 years youv'e given us. i will never forget the love you have for all of the world and how you changed the world using love to heal the world. may God greet you at the gates of heaven and welcome you with open hands, just like you did on earth for all people of all faiths. keep watch over all the world who loves you and will miss you, but wont forget you. i'll never forget you and love you. God bless you john paul
Posted by: JIM | April 1, 2005 07:54 PM


The Holy Father's love for Jesus has inspired God's Church to embrace the Cross, for it is the very way meaning is brought to life. Thank You John Paul II, my prayers are with you.
Posted by: Vaeth | April 1, 2005 07:55 PM


May the Lord receive this Holy man in His arms. Amen
Posted by: Eduardo | April 1, 2005 07:56 PM


We pray for our Pope, John Paul ll, and with hope and faith that he will enter the kingdom of heaven without pain or any more sacrifices. He has given his all to us all. Go in Peace Holy Father.
Posted by: nKc | April 1, 2005 07:58 PM


When I think of our father my spirits are high, as though those feelings were always suppose to be there. Anyone can be touched by those same feelings. When I think of you John Paul, My spirits are high, as if those feelings were suppose to be there. Anyone can be touched by those same feelings. You have, as our father has, only wanted those high spirits for all. I Love you,and our father, My spirits are forever high..
Posted by: Mary ann | April 1, 2005 08:04 PM


"ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM O LORD AND LET THE PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM...OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN HALLOWED BY THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD, AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US, LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTAION BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE". AMEN
Posted by: COURTENAY PHELAN | April 1, 2005 08:06 PM


What a great Holy Father you have been. May God touch you and hold you in the hollow of His hand, keep you in the shadow of His wings.
Posted by: Rev Jack Jones | April 1, 2005 08:15 PM


This man dedicated his life to GOD the almighty, and soon from the looks of things...he will soon meet his creator. Pope John Paul II who has been labeled as the "Great Communicator" will be a great loss to all people of the earth Catholic or not. He has stood as an icon of truth, freedom and serving the will of GOD. May you go in peace our friend, but never forgotten.
Posted by: Michael | April 1, 2005 08:17 PM


Dear Pope John Paul II,

Your journey here on earth is almost complete, you have loved and served the Lord...Go in peace.
Posted by: Tina | April 1, 2005 08:17 PM


MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND HARMONY THAT YOU WELL DESERVE. THANK YOU FOR TOUCHING MY HEART IN MANY WAYS. GOD GAVE ME THE OPPERTUNITY TO SEE YOU IN PERSON AND THAT DAY I WILL CHERISH FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND ALWAYS
Posted by: valerie | April 1, 2005 08:19 PM


POPE GOD HAS HIS LOVING ARMS OPEN TO RECIEVE YOU INTO THE KINGDOM,FARWELL
Posted by: DEE | April 1, 2005 08:26 PM


I pray for you that your passing is peaceful and painfree. I thank you for giving my father a Holy figure to lean on as he went through his open heart surgery ... he dreamed you walked with him and I know that you did ... safe journey home to you ...with all the love in my heart to you.....
Posted by: Morganna | April 1, 2005 08:28 PM


POPE JOHN PAUL, MAY THE ANGELS TAKE YOU TO PARADISE, AND LEAD YOU TO YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN.AND ALL THE SAINTS. GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. BE NOT AFRAID, I COME BEFORE YOU ALWAYS, COME FOLLOW ME, AND I WILL LEAD YOU HOME. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS N FOREVER. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS.YOU HAVE TRULY DONE YOUR JOB FOR 26YEARS WITH WE CATHOLIC'S AND OTHER RELIGIONS.
Posted by: CYNTHIA LEFORE | April 1, 2005 08:28 PM


POPE JOHN PAUL YOU TOUCH SO MANY HEARTS ALL OVER THE WORLD . YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WISH YOU THE VERY BEST. GOD BLESS YOU
Posted by: GLORIA | April 1, 2005 08:28 PM


He is trully a man of peace. His message was simple; peace and love. It is just a shame that he does not have more time, the world leaders need his example of leadership. May God grant him eternal peace
Posted by: biker bill | April 1, 2005 08:31 PM


may the speed of the angels take you home.may you find he peace and joy that you have given to so many others. GODS SPEED OUR FRIEND.
Posted by: tina | April 1, 2005 08:31 PM


I remember seeing you from a distance, Pope John Paul II in World Youth Day in Denver, CO in the summer of 1993. That day when it was so hot and thousands of other youth gathered together in faith filled community. What a gift you were to all who encountered your presence. I pray that God's will be done peacefully. I pray that my small life may lead others to Jesus as you did. Praise the Lord for his many blessings!!! Amen!
Posted by: JOY | April 1, 2005 08:32 PM


Dear God be with Pope John Paul in his hour of need. We will be parying for him and for us because we are losing a great leader. Dear Lord please bless us with someone who can follow in his foot steps.
Peter & Ann Meola
Benjamin Emily Domenic
Posted by: Ann Meola | April 1, 2005 08:40 PM


Though I am not of the Catholic faith I am a respector of this great man for peace, Pope John Paul. He has as much as any person, and more than most given himself to the Christ in the cause of peace and justice in this world. And in so doing has prepared countless souls for the joys in the world to come. God be with the rest of us if this faithful man goes to his eternal reward, for he will surely be missed and difficult to replace.
Posted by: J. J. Robinson | April 1, 2005 08:46 PM


Don't cry for his departure, though he will be greatly missed. Remember, we must not be self-fish. It is God that is calling him and we must let him go. Remember the great accomplishments he has done in this complex world. May he have a peaceful death.
Mexico and the rest of the world will miss our Papa Juan Pablo II.
Posted by: Griselda | April 1, 2005 08:51 PM


Bless you Holy Father, Go rest high on the mountain.
Posted by: Muzio Family | April 1, 2005 08:51 PM


May God bless the pope on his final moments in this life. May he be taken to heaven with open arms and comforting peace. He has touched us with his kind heart, now we pray that he will be rewarded for his love. Dear Lord give him the reward that he deserves. Amen
Posted by: leslie | April 1, 2005 08:52 PM


Pope John Paul II you are the subject of our prayers, Community Of Christ Church, Indep, MO.
Posted by: Evangelist; J.J.Robinson| April 1, 2005 08:54 PM


JP II we love you!
Posted by: Minie | April 1, 2005 08:55 PM


I am not a Catholic or even a Christian Iam Jewish. I sit here with tears in my eyes praying to Almighty G-D to grant Pope John Paul the II more time here on this earth that desperatly needs him. But if it is not to be, may this great kind man go as peacefully as possible into the Lordsloving arms forever, amen
Posted by: Jerry Berger | April 1, 2005 08:55 PM


I had already booked an audience with John Paul II this May. Sadly, it looks as though that is not meant to be. Still, it is best his suffering end. It is obvious he will be remembered warmly, both by Catholics and non-Catholics. Vade Deo in pace.
Posted by: Jason | April 1, 2005 09:01 PM


Pope John Paul is a very strong and caring individiual. He's a inspiration to us all, may he be in peace for eternity. God Bless
Posted by: Cindy | April 1, 2005 09:01 PM


May God bless you and keep you, and His face smile upon you. You have made Catholics, but most especially Polish Catholics, proud. Your writings and true devotion to the rosary will forever be remembered. Pray the Rosary for Peace!!
Posted by: Karen | April 1, 2005 09:02 PM


GOD BLESS YOU POPE JOHN PAUL II.
MAY YOU HAVE PEACE AT THIS FINAL DEPARTURE.
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND IN MY PRAYERS.
I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU
GOD BE WITH YOU.
TERESA
Posted by: Teresa | April 1, 2005 09:02 PM


may you go towards God's eternal kingdom in all your glory. you have taught so many people to love. your lessons and your suffering have inspired billions of people around this world. having given your heart to so many, we now extend our hearts to you, holy father. we love you.
Posted by: Sarah| April 1, 2005 09:03 PM


Dear Pope John Paul,We all love you very much and are praying for you.I know that it's God's will that ultimately happens.Just wanted to let you know that there are a lot of us praying for you dear Pope.We will miss you here but God willing will join you in Heaven someday.Please tell ronnie my baby that I still miss him and love him a lot.
Posted by: Tanu | April 1, 2005 09:05 PM


God bless all of you! Your comments are a beautiful testimony to our Holy Father and the light of Christ that shone through him in this world.
Posted by: Jonathan | April 1, 2005 09:06 PM


Dear Heavenly Father, bless our Pope John Paul in these hours that have many praying for his recovery. I have heard many things about what will be after this holy being dies. I pray that you may give him more time so that he may spread your word and help with the many troubles of the world. I know that you will take him if it is his time. He will be at peace with you in heaven. With these times we still need him to guide us, I fear that things will only continue to worsen without his presence. Though I know that even in heaven, just as you are, his holy presence will still be here. Please take care of him, that at this time he will not suffer. And let him know that we are all praying for him and thinking of him. God be with Pope John Paul. Amen.
Posted by: Christina Naranjo | April 1, 2005 09:08 PM


"Oh Father if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. However not my will but thine be done"
Posted by: Matthew | April 1, 2005 09:10 PM


A SU SANTIDAD EL PAPA "JUAN PABLO II"

A USTED SU SANTIDAD QUE ESTA EMPRENDIDO SU CAMINO AL SUENO ETERNO. SUSPENDA POR UNOS MOMENTOS Y ESCUCHE NUESTRA PLEGARIA.... DIOS A VISTO QUE HA DADO MUCHO A LA HUMANIDAD Y CON UN SUAVE MURMULLO LE HA DICHO.... VEN A MI... NOSOTROS CON LAGRIMAS EN NUESTROS OJOS, ESTAMOS VIENDO QUE UN HOMBRE CON UN CORAZON LLENO DE AMOR, DE PAZ... ESTA DEJANDO DE PALPITAR.
Posted by: Alma Rangel-Castro | April 1, 2005 09:10 PM


Goodbye and please rest peacefully and say hello to my family
Posted by: Marge | April 1, 2005 09:12 PM


Dear Heavenly Father:
It isn't often the human race can be proud of any particular event. At this time, we are proud to offer up to you Pope John Paul. Pope John Paul whose soal is as white as the linnen on which he lies, awaiting the starship ride for a close encounter with the one he has worshiped and loved for these many years. We pray that you relieve him his pain, broaden his smile and reunite him with those he loves. Amen
Posted by: Clyde Cozad | April 1, 2005 09:15 PM


I PRAY FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II AND I THANK GOD FOR SHARING WITH US HIS SOUL IN THIS CENTURIES AND IN BEING A GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR HUMANITY AND CARING FOR EVERY BODY WITH SO MUCH LOVE AND SUCH A PURE AND HOLY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND PRAY FOR US WHEN YOU GET THERE.
Posted by: Lupe LLamas and Family | April 1, 2005 09:15 PM


May God be with you! We will never forget your wisdom or your faith.
Posted by: Nancy | April 1, 2005 09:15 PM


Pope John Paul II is a warrior for God. He has been a guiding light for so many. If it is his time, May God take our Holy Father in his wings and grant him ever lasting life and serenity.
Posted by: Nina Garcia-Perez | April 1, 2005 09:16 PM


May the Angels deliver you to you Keeper. God Bless the Pope. One of your many devoted followers. Please pray for us.
Posted by: Maureen | April 1, 2005 09:23 PM


Thank You John Paul.
May you rest in peace.
Posted by: R. R. | April 1, 2005 09:24 PM


The Pope is a wonderful Pope and a wonderful man. Although I have never converted to Catholicism, I personally feel that he is the best of the best. I do, however, have family members who converted to the Catholic faith. My prayers are with him. God must need another great angel, because he will certainly get one when he takes the Pope home to be with him. He will continue to be a role model after he has passed. He is kind, unselfish, respects and loves everyone no matter what their faith, and many, many, many other good things. God bless you Pope John Paul II. You will certainly Rest In Peace for all the good you have done.
Posted by: Donna | April 1, 2005 09:25 PM


Matthew 28:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

John Paul II, we love you
Posted by: AN | April 1, 2005 09:25 PM


there may still be hope, so lets hope for the best. Only God knows when it is someone's time to go...
Posted by: Agnes | April 1, 2005 09:27 PM


MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE CONSTANTLY WITH THE HOLY FATHER...
Posted by: N. MUELLER | April 1, 2005 09:27 PM


GOD help us all!
Posted by: Tegwyn | April 1, 2005 09:28 PM


Dear Pope John Paul II,
I pray my dear father that the Peace of the Good Lord be with You, and I pray father that who shall ever take your place as our pontiff, that they shall continue the beautiful work that you have done all these years since I can remember growing up with you. I have taught my son and grandchildren about my faith and love for the Catholic Religion and about others religions as well and to learn to respect all, but I learned & taught that the most important thing of life is *LOVE THY NEIGHBOR* and to always *LOVE THY BROTHER UNCONDITIONALLY and to forgive them no matter what UNCONDITIONALLY,* because that is what your love for mankind has been shown and taught me throughout your journey. We love you and will always remember you and I can't wait till the day that we rejoice meeting at the right hand of the Father! I am crying tears now because I know it's out of Selfishness being I don't want to let you go father, to be with our Heavenly Father but know that when you are with our Father that those tears will be tears of Joy. I love you Poppy and know you will be missed terribly, I also pray dear Father when your journey to our Heavenly Father transpires I pray that you will be with him to bring peace&love back to this world and make it a better place to live in so I may be able to leave here at Peace knowing my son and my grandsons will be safe and loved as I was by you and yours.
May the Peace Of the Lord Be with YOU Eternally Father,
Love in our hearts always Mary,Nikki,Tara,Niko&Nikale Davis April 1, 2005
Posted by: Mary Jeffers-Davis | April 1, 2005 09:28 PM


You have been a light among all. As a family we pray for you, and know when that times come you will be at peace. You will remain in our hearts now and forever along with all the others that have left this world to join OUR FATHER.Pray for us.(World)
AMEN
Posted by: Antonio, Mike & Nila | April 1, 2005 09:29 PM


It is his time to return to Him... I am happy for the GIFT he has been, and will continue to be -to all of humanity. He has been a beacon of justice, of peace and reconciliation.Because of him, many have felt loved and welcomed and acknowledged. His writings are powerful tools that will remain with us and will always remind us
what a GIFT this man is...
Posted by: Pat | April 1, 2005 09:33 PM


MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU DEARLY :( YOU HAVE CHANGED MANY FOR THE BETTER IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. WE LOVE YOU.

TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY GRANDFATHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS. INCLUDING MY DEAR FRIEND JASON KEE WHO PASSED RECENTLY.

PRAY FOR US AS WELL.
Posted by: Ewa | April 1, 2005 09:39 PM


Like so many of you, I was stunned with the news.
Yet, we knew the day would come, did we not? Oh, if only there would be more time with this "most beloved son" Mary chose for "these times" (Medjugorje messages). I want to hold onto him so much, but I don't want him to suffer anymore. May the peace of Christ which envelops him, the mantle of our Mother which protects him, remain with him forever. And may we, the sheep of his flock, never forget his example, his leadership, and unselfishly lived life. Holy Father, John Paul, we love you!
Posted by: Franca | April 1, 2005 09:39 PM


May the Lord bless you and keep you in His tender loving care. May He watch over you and hold you in the palm of His hands.

Love, Therese
Posted by: Therese | April 1, 2005 09:44 PM


Dear Pope:

I admire you very much You represent God on this earth. Please take care of my husband who is very ill. Tell our Lord to give him a miracle and pray for all people on earth, for peace, and love. My baby will learn to love you.
Posted by: Elodia | April 1, 2005 09:49 PM


Not a day goes by that we aren't reminded of the evils in the world. So much so that it overshadows the good and makes it hard to think mainly of the good things. There is no amount of evil that can minimize the sorrow that all of mankind is feeling at this time. As with the passing of any loved one there is sadness, sorrow, and a sense of emptiness, however there is also a feeling of true compassion and pride in the fact that we have been blessed with having known the love of Pope John Paul. All of my thoughts are with Pope John Paul and God right now and strange as it seems I feel an extreme sense of calmness. Thank you God for everything, Amen.
Posted by: Doug Hofferber | April 1, 2005 09:50 PM


Holy Father, Thank you for all you did for the Roman Catholic Church and for the world. Your leadership, faith and conviction on moral principles anf the truth are great examples to us. I only wish people did learn from you and listen to you. The world would have been a better one. As you go back to your molder (God) I will continue to pray for you. May Mary Mother God pray for you and at the hour of your death. Byebye < Holy Father. I love you.
Posted by: Pierre | April 1, 2005 09:51 PM


I am not Catholic, yet my heart selfishly grieves for the magnitude of loss the world will truly experience when your Holiness is called home to the Father. The Peace of God radiated within you and through you, and profoundly touched us all through your Grace. Thank you for loving us in His image. As your work in this life ends, may God's loving embrace comfort and enfold you, preparing you for the Heavenly Feast which awaits.

GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS!!!
Posted by: Beth | April 1, 2005 09:51 PM


Thank you kind sir for your leadership and compassion. You make me want to be a better human. Till we meet in the kingdom.
Posted by: Kim | April 1, 2005 09:52 PM


God was there to hear your borning cry, He is there with you now. May God be with Your Church Family in their time of sorrow
Posted by: Barb | April 1, 2005 09:53 PM


GOD SENT TO US A SPECIAL MAN FOR ALL OF US TO LOVE HIS GENTLE FACE HIS TENDER WORDS CAME FROM OUR LORD ABOVE AND NOW HE,S COME TO TAKE HIM HOME TO BE WITH THOSE ABOVE HE WILL WALK WITH ALL OF THOSE WE KNOW AND BLESS THE ONES WE LOVE
Posted by: MARY-BETH | April 1, 2005 09:55 PM


Pope you are not only our religious leader but you are also our friend and losing you will deeply hurt us all emotionally. I will not frown though because I know when good people pass on they go to a better place, a place where all people can live in happiness forever. Pope John Paul, My Friend have a safe journey home. Until we see each other again.
Your follower and Friend Always,
Kenny
Posted by: Kenny | April 1, 2005 09:57 PM


You were a gift to the world. I remember how strong and life-affirming you were all those yours as leader of Catholics and successor to Peter. When I delivered a stillborn baby girl on your birthday in 1980, I named her Karol after you. Thank you for being so wonderful, so smart yet humble, so interested in young people and thank you for being such a powerful example of growing old GRACEfull y and offering up your infirmity and your suffering. Go and get your crown in heaven...you ran the good race, fought the good fight and now the kingdom of heaven is yours to enjoy with your mother and all the poeple you loved in this life. I am so proud of you.
Posted by: Eileen | April 1, 2005 09:58 PM


Pope John Paul II,

I have admired you for 21 years. I'm only 25. I learned about Christ because of my respect and admiration of you. I am proud to be a member of the Catholic Church and I pray with a heavy, love filled heart on bended knees that the Lord Jesus will not take you from us at this time but give you healing so that you may return to inspire the lives of millions, and lead the Church forward. If your time has come, I will carry your memory with me in my heart, and try to be more like you each day for the rest of my life. Your the only Pope I have ever known. You have been a huge influence on both my spiritual and earthly life. I'll forever love the the Pontiff That's been my life long hero. STAY WITH US. DON'T LEAVE US.

May the Lord Bless And Keep You,


With All My Love,

Kenneth Lee Finley Jr.
Posted by: Kenny Finley Jr | April 1, 2005 09:58 PM


I honor the Cardinals that elected this great man of God, Pope John Paul II. May he be in the Lord's loving care.
Posted by: angelo | April 1, 2005 09:59 PM


THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE FOR ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.WE WILL MISS YOU. MAY YOU REST NOW IN PEACE WHICH THE LORD HAS PROMISED TO HIS FAITHFUL SERVANT.
Posted by: Jean | April 1, 2005 10:01 PM


Oh Heavenly Father shine Your light down upon Pope John Paul II. May God be with you, along with Our Heavenly Mother Mary. Peace be with you always.
Posted by: Velazquez | April 1, 2005 10:02 PM


United we stood by you in life and united we will always stand in your death. Love always Pete.
Posted by: Pete | April 1, 2005 10:04 PM


May you reign forever Holy Father and may God bless you!
Posted by: Tyler | April 1, 2005 10:11 PM


Loved by all in life never forgoten in death
Posted by: Pete | April 1, 2005 10:12 PM


MAY THE LORD FORGIVE THOSE WHO WOULD AT THIS HOUR CURSE THE BELOVED POPE JOHN PAUL!!
Posted by: JEAN | April 1, 2005 10:15 PM


Be at peace, something we all long for in our earthly lives!
Posted by: jeanne giarratano | April 1, 2005 10:17 PM


The Pope has always been an icon of faith, goodness, peace and love for the millions of peoples around the globe. At this time of his failing health, we pray for Peace for him. May he find peace and solace as his time nears. He gave love to the world and now the world stands and prays for him.

Ali Rizvi
( A Practising Muslim from India.
Posted by: Ali Rizvi | April 1, 2005 10:19 PM


JOHN PAUL II THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ONE LIKE YOU. YOUR SMILES, YOUR LOVE AND HOW YOU COMMUNICATED WITH EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT THERE RELIGION WAS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.THE WORLD WILL HAVE TO REMEMBER WHAT YOU SHOWED US AND CONTINUE TO HAVE LOVE AND COMPASSION IN THEIR HEARTS FOR ALL MANKIND.I KNOW WE ALL REALIZE HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE TO HAVE YOU.PLEASE DON'T SUFFER ANYMORE AND PLEASE DON'T STOP LOOKING OVER US.ITS TIME TO GO INTO THE POPEMOBILE AND GO HOME TO GOD.
PLEASE SAY HELLO TO MY MOM AND DAD AND TELL THEM I LOVE THEM.YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND NEVER STOP BEING LOVED
Posted by: DOROTHY SMALL | April 1, 2005 10:20 PM


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed art thou amongst woman, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,Jesus.Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,Amen.

God Bless Pope John Paul II

As I have watched the news from Rome today, I truely believe I now know how the early christians felt at the cruxification of our Lord. Like Jesus, Pope John Paul has carried his cross for us these past 26 years. We now wait for him to give up his spirit to the Lord. Pope John Paul truely was deserving to be a decendent of St.Peter. The Lord could not have chosen a better man to build his church on these past 26 years.
Posted by: Dennis | April 1, 2005 10:20 PM


May the choirs of angels come to greet you, may the speed you to paradise. May the Lord enford you in His mercy. May you find eternal life. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon Him. May He rest in peace.
Posted by: Maria A | April 1, 2005 10:21 PM


OH, HOLY FATHER, MAY YOU WALK TOWARDS THE GATES OF HEAVEN AND WALK ALONG THE SIDE OF GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST. MAY PEACE BE KEPT WITH YOU ALWAYS. WATCH OVER THE WORLD IN HEAVEN AS YOU WATCHED WHILE YOUR TIME ON EARTH. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING LOVE BACK INTO A WORLD WHO WAS FILLED WITH ANGER, FEAR, AND HATE. YOU ARE THE LIGHT AMOUNG OUR SHADOWS. PEACE BE WITH OUR FATHER. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
Posted by: Veronica | April 1, 2005 10:22 PM


God Bless you, John Paul.
Posted by: KH - Philadelphia | April 1, 2005 10:23 PM


God bless you & ease your sufferings here on earth John Paul the Great. love judy
Posted by: Judy | April 1, 2005 10:25 PM


Shall you pope, John Paul the II, suffer no more, the miracle of heaven is waiting for you with open arms.
From the Rivera Family
mother, sons, daughters,grandkids, and greatgrandkids.
Posted by: jesse rivera | April 1, 2005 10:26 PM


The greatest thing we can do to show our appreciation to this beautiful man is to try each day to be the best we can be and love one another the way God intends us to. Pope John Paul has touched countless lives and we can help keep his legacy alive by living lives with meaning, compassion, and grace. It is indeed a sad day for all of us, but a glorious day for the Pope who will meet our Creator and bask in the warmth of Eternity.
Posted by: Morgan | April 1, 2005 10:29 PM


John Paul II Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you take your place in heaven that awaits you...
Posted by: Fay | April 1, 2005 10:30 PM


Dearest Lord,
Please place Your hand on the loving Pope. He has been such a powerful leader and a "people person". It is obvious that he cares for the world. In Your Name I Pray! Amen!
Posted by: Frankie Santoro | April 1, 2005 10:37 PM


Your going to be with the father for everlasting life. Rest well and go in peace.

Love John
Posted by: John | April 1, 2005 10:39 PM


enter heaven as the gates open for you,god bless
Posted by: chris | April 1, 2005 10:39 PM


Our holy father, you have truly been holy in your dealings with all men be they prince or pauper. You have been an inspiration to all people and will always be remembered for your deep compassion for the weak and helpless. May you meet the Messiah and be enfolded in his deep love for mankind as you are escorted through the Gates of heaven. God bless you always.
Posted by: Annette | April 1, 2005 10:40 PM


god bless,may the lord carry you in the palm of his hand and carry you home safely.
Posted by: steve | April 1, 2005 10:43 PM


Dear Lord

i pray that you will give the pope the strength to hold on and give him everlasting life..in your name Amen
Posted by: Naomi | April 1, 2005 10:44 PM


Pope John Paul truly was the most inspiring trusted pope that the Roman Catholic church has ever had.Im sure right now he is already spending quality time with God.He is going to the best place man can ever go to and his example should be followed closely by all of us.You will be missed by many but your truths will live on forever.God bless you Pope John Paul.
Posted by: John | April 1, 2005 10:46 PM


May the Lord gather you in his arms and carry you home to a better place among his angels. Thank you John Paul II for being the "peoples" pope.
Posted by: Cara | April 1, 2005 10:47 PM


God Bless You John Paul II
Posted by: linda | April 1, 2005 10:52 PM


The Holy Father has not only been a leader to the Catholic Church, but to the entire World. May the thoughts of those who love and followed him over the years ease his suffering in his final hours. May Our Lord welcome him at Heaven's gates, and walk with him through paradise. Our Lord truely sent the world a Saint who changed the World.
Posted by: Thomas | April 1, 2005 10:54 PM


These last hours of a fulfilled life brought many millions all over the world more closer to God, and hope they find all the answers from the Word of the Lord and love one another.
This might be the last message of our Pope at this moment for every one of us.
Posted by: Leo | April 1, 2005 10:56 PM


Thank you John Paul for being a wonderful Pope and I am sure you will be still watcing us after the Good Lord takes you home with him May you rest in the hands of the angels
Posted by: anne | April 1, 2005 10:58 PM


It hurts me very deeply to hear how you suffer from your illness that may soon end your life. The only thing that brings me peace is to know you will be in a much better and loving place. Heaven, where there's eternal peace and boundless love, where you will be by God's side. Until then, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Posted by: Dalila Gonzalez | April 1, 2005 11:03 PM


Holy Father,
We are praying for you! You have made our lives so complete! We will always remember you and keep you in our prayers. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in His Hands. God Bless You!
Posted by: geri, Dana, Danielle, Dominique | April 1, 2005 11:04 PM


The Prophetic words of Carninal Newman as they could have been spoken from our own brilliant and beautiful servant of God: "God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission; I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion [sic] between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intedning it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling." Travel light, dear sweet Papa and may Mary - mother of sorrows- be at your side to love and comfort you. I love you-
Posted by: jeanni | April 1, 2005 11:07 PM


Dear Pope John Paul,
We pray for you now at this hour of need. We ask that you donot suffer anymore.
You will always be in our hearts. You have done so much for all faiths.
May God have Mercy on you and your followers.
Love, Gloria & Bill
Posted by: Gloria | April 1, 2005 11:07 PM


Thank You, God be with you.
Posted by: Williams Family | April 1, 2005 11:08 PM


May God open his heavenly arms and bring you home to be with him through the pearly gates of heaven. May you go in peace and take that speacial walk with our lord and savior Jesus Crist. May he love you and keep you by his side as you have walked, and taught just as he had done so many thousands years ago. God bless you, and thank you for being a believer in our Lord, and savior, thank you for being you. A-Men
Posted by: T Wake | April 1, 2005 11:09 PM


God Speed to a beautiful soul. We have been blessed that lived among us for a time.
Posted by: Calipso Cwen | April 1, 2005 11:10 PM


God's speed as you go home to a well deserved rest. As we all look forward to meeting our Maker; may you be so happy to finally end this earthly journey there. You are a saint in all that you have done and I pray you will be there waiting when my day comes as well.....Amen and again God's speed!
Posted by: Jack | April 1, 2005 11:13 PM


JOHN PAUL WAS A LIGHT IN THIS WORLD, AS HE GOES TO HIS GOD, THAT LIGHT WILL GO OUT!
MAY HE RECEIVE ETERNAL REWARD AND SEE HIS RISEN LORD! PEACE TO OUT POPE!
Posted by: John | April 1, 2005 11:14 PM


There have always been Saints walking among us. Pope Joh Paul, is of course one of those Saints, canonized or not. I may not have agreed (as a non-catholic) with all of his tenets, but with the Grace, Will and Gentleness that the Lord imbued him with Pope John Paul has shaped this world with the Lord's Spirit and Will. Bless you John Paul and the sweetest of rest be yours.
The Wilson Family
Posted by: Wilson Family | April 1, 2005 11:16 PM


Pope John Paul is a great man. I pray for his life and if he doesnt make it I pray this truly rightous saint has eternal peace.God will bless you. It's been a miracle he's made it through such a dangerous but interesting life .
Posted by: Mitch W. | April 1, 2005 11:22 PM



I thank God for the gift of life that shows the joy of a full relationship with our Father as seen clearly in Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II. I praise God for making it possible for so many of us to experience the life
of this faithful servant of our Lord.
His writings and his life have been a blessing for me.
Posted by: Robert | April 1, 2005 11:23 PM


In a world that has such hatefulness, and dishonesty you have shined a light, a light that everyone needs to see. As you take your finally journey home I hope you remember how much you've helped this world, and all the people you have touched. Not many people can speak, and acctually be heard but you accomplished so much more than that. Not only were you heard but you brought people together, and gave them hope, and I think that is the greatest task anyone can accomplish in a life time.
Posted by: April | April 1, 2005 11:24 PM


I am not Catholic, but have always looked up to you as a holy and trusting man of God. I wish only the best for you and may God watch over you as you take this journey. Having you in this world as made it a better place, and if it is your time to go or stay you will have a place not only in history but in the hearts of so many throughout the world. God Bless You!
Posted by: Kim | April 1, 2005 11:30 PM


May God watch over you and take care of you. You are the Hope of all people and the spiritual leader. You have gave us life, hopefulness, and how you have visited all the countries since you became Pope. May God bless you. Only one country you could not visit, that is Vietnam, I am deeply sad that they would not let you visit that country. I am deeply sad to see you go....
Posted by: Brandon Nguyen | April 1, 2005 11:33 PM


YOU HAVE BEEN A LIGHT ALL WHOSE LIVES YOU HAVE TOUCHED MAY GOD ALWAYS BE WITH YOU
Posted by: LINDY | April 1, 2005 11:36 PM


As a devout Catholic, I am so very proud of how you have lived your faith and you have portrayed God's goodness through all of your actions throughout your life. You are truly an inspiration to all of God's people, for that is what we are ....all of God's people. May God grant you peace and comfort. Amen
Posted by: mary | April 1, 2005 11:37 PM


Pope John Paul you truly have been Christ's representative on earth. May we all strive to be better human beings. May God take you in the palm of his hand to your eternal life.
Posted by: Sandra | April 1, 2005 11:38 PM


Being only seventeen, you have been a source of inspiration as you reached out your hands to the youth and welcomed us,ME, as someone that needs guidance and strenght through the love of God. I may not be the perfect teenager, but your words and works have pushed me to cherish my faith. Your leadership has echoed peace today and will certainly radiate hope in the future. I just wish I could be in your presence, in Rome, participating in vigils but I know that I am with you with my heart, my soul, my mind, and my tears. You are the epitomy of courage and conviction. I will always have great deference and admiration for you. You will never be forgotten in my heart. You will forever be in my prayers.
Posted by: Maria | April 1, 2005 11:38 PM


From the time when I was young girl and saw you in Baltimore to now you have always been an inspiration to myself and my family. To us you always held and showed FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE in your mind, body, and soul. May God bless you and keep you safe in this next journey, as I know all of us will keep you close to our hearts!
Posted by: Nicole | April 1, 2005 11:42 PM


Your legacy is a shining star for all humanity to revel in as you go to God.

Remember us in Paradise.

Love,

Margaret
Posted by: margaret | April 1, 2005 11:44 PM


MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.-
Posted by: DANNY | April 1, 2005 11:46 PM


i pray for you john paul hoping god opens his kingdom with open arms may he bless you and hold you you have been the best pope ever helping the whole world no one will ever replace what you have done .. may god bless you each & every day in heaven and hold you tight
Posted by: cindy | April 1, 2005 11:49 PM


We love you truly Pope John Paul II! We will forever hold you dear in our hearts. We will truly miss you if you finally leave us but we will rest happy in the thought that you will be with Him in his eternal glory. Arrivederci.
Posted by: Sheila | April 1, 2005 11:50 PM


-sighs-im praying for you as well,my father always looked up to you as did i,you are such a good man,may the lord be with you and carry you home safely.
Posted by: Heaven | April 1, 2005 11:50 PM


Pope John Paul, I will never forget when I saw you for the first time it was downtown L.A. on Broadway, as you turned my way you gave the sign of the cross. In the name of Jesus Christ thank you for this grand moment. We Love you, My children, Desie, Phillip, Raquel and Rene. In Memory of my father Raymundo Najera.
Posted by: Connie Najera | April 1, 2005 11:53 PM


there will never be one like you we will miss u but i will allways remember when you said iam your friend to the world. gods will be done and god bless u
Posted by: tom | April 2, 2005 12:03 AM


I'm only 20, so this is the only pope that has ever been in my lifetime. I'm named after him, but once a long time ago, when I was really young, I saw him on TV at the Meadowlands, and I just cried. Even though I was at the age of 10 or 11 when little guys are just into joking, I knew the minute I saw him talking on TV he was a good man. I'm Catholic, but wasn't really raised up in the church. But I believe in God, and I believe Pope John Paul was sent from God to help heal all the evil and misery on earth, and show people the way. May he be with Jesus, Mary and all the angels forever. God be with you, Pope John Paul, and may you keep watching over all of us.
Posted by: JohnPaul | April 2, 2005 12:04 AM


I am sorry about the hard ship of your pope and a fellow human and may God forgive him if he has done any wrong for we are not perfect. I read these post and I can not help but wonder why people call the pope Holy Father and God, God. For God alone is the "only" Holy Father. Even Jesus says not to call any one Father or Rabbi, that there is only one that is your Father and that is God. I pray that if God does find it offenceive that people call the pope holy father that He(God) by His mercy and grace will forgive all who may be an offence. I do not mean this to be mean or rude. I being a Christain must pray for what I belive and for what I have been taught by God to be right. My heart goes out to all the family, friends and love ones of the pope.
Posted by: Crystal | April 2, 2005 12:06 AM


Holy Father, Vicar of Christ:
Your devotion to the Blessed Mother was well known. And as you believe Our Lady of Lourdes guided that bullet so many years ago, may Our Lady now guide you home. May you rest in the peace of God's love. I pray for you. And I pray for my own father who is also in the hospital.

Oh Mary, Mother of God, no one who ever prayed to you for your intercession was ever turned away. I pray now that you ask your Blessed Son to bring your holy servant John Paul II into paradise. I pray that you ask your Blessed Son also to walk with my father and to heal him if it is the Father's will. Queen of Heaven, Blessed Virgin, do not turn away from those who grieve. Blessed are we who mourn, for we shall be comforted. I ask these things from you, dear Mother, in the name of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. One God, forever and ever. Amen.
Posted by: Marianne | April 2, 2005 12:08 AM


A non-Catholic myself, I am witnessing that even in death you are building Godlike bridges...to other Christians and other faiths; to humanity. I pray for someone to fill your shoes with the dignity and grace you wore with such warmth and affection toward all the world. You led by example...a rare comodity today. I pray for your painless passing.
Posted by: carole | April 2, 2005 12:09 AM


I am part of the catholic community. Although I am only 15 , and people think its highly unusual for me to know about you, I do. You are such a beautiful person, and I wish you the best. No matter what .... you are truly heaven sent. I look up to you very much. I'll pray for you.
Posted by: Bethany Greer | April 2, 2005 12:10 AM


GOD BLESS THE POPE
Posted by: KENDALL WRIGHT | April 2, 2005 12:10 AM


Pope John Paul 11, you are in our in prayers. Thank you for everything you have given us,everything that you have taught us. You will always be in our hearts, you will always be alive in our memories. Please remember that Mexico will always be faithful and that the Virgin of Guadalupe is by your side right now.
Posted by: Aguilar Family | April 2, 2005 12:13 AM


May you go swiftly into the arms of our Lord and Saviour, our beloved Pope John Paul II.
Our world will be a lesser place for having lost you. Just as all things and people must pass, so must we. May we learn from men like Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Bernardine that death is not a thing to fear but a new beginning and the highway to be with our Heavenly Father.
Pass in peace Pope John Paul II and ask our Heavenly Father to send us someone equally as loving and kind as you to lead the Catholic Church.
God grant us all peace. Amen.
Posted by: Min | April 2, 2005 12:19 AM


My Pope, My Polish Heritage, I am so proud to have had you as a Compassionate, Loving, Caring Leader of Our People and All People here on Earth.
I am weeping and saddened by the news on Friday and have watched TV and prayed that Jesus would hold you in His Loving Arms.
For me, it is so painful to loose such
a World Leader who touch the hearts of many! You went out into the streets like Jesus and gathered people from all over, particularly the Youth and
showed them your love and how to care by your examples in life.
May the One who follows you, walk in your footsteps and continue your pilgrimage here on Earth. Pope John Paul 2nd, you are muched loved!
Posted by: Maureen | April 2, 2005 12:22 AM


POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND YOU ARE A GREAT MAN FOR GOING TO THE POOREST COUNTRIES & BRINGING HOPE AND FAITH IN GOD TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE.IF YOU GO, GOD WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL.
Posted by: NATHALY ALBINO | April 2, 2005 12:23 AM


JESUS SAVIOR INTO THY LOVING ARMS ACCEPT THIS WONDERFUL MAN OF GOD YOU WILL NOW HAVE ANOTHER PRECIOUS FLOWER IN YOUR GARDEN LET NOT THIS MAN SUFFER AMEN
Posted by: MIKE;&LINDA GUZMAN | April 2, 2005 12:28 AM


We pray for you on your journey to Heaven, but most of all we pray for those you left behind that we always remember your message of peace and love. God Bless you always.
Love,
P,D, and the 4 J's.
Posted by: pd&4js | April 2, 2005 12:31 AM


May the Risen Lord lead you to the Gates of Heaven. You have made this world a much better place and will begin your journey home accompanied by the angels. We love and will miss you, but take comfort in the fact that we will all be together in the Peace of Christ someday!!! May God bless you!
Posted by: Ray | April 2, 2005 12:33 AM


You have lived by your motto; every minute of your life had been lived for Him; every bit you had been given to God: totus tuus! God in his infinite wisdom and mercy raised you at the right time and brought you to this level. What He had planned for you, you accomplished!Help us to admire this perfect life and imitate. May you peacedully go for your reward. We do not want to cry at this close of a joyful life: Well done! what a faithful servant you had been, Pope John Paul II. Bye! we all will see you later!
Posted by: a.muthu | April 2, 2005 12:33 AM


Holy Father, You performed well your duties in this life and we trust that you leave us to go to a place where division and seperation are no more, a place where the union of all opposites are reunited in one. Amen.
Posted by: Christopher | April 2, 2005 12:34 AM


He will leave this world, and enter a world unknown to mankind, He is in the Lords hands! he is safe! He is loved by millions of people that he has never met, Yet he is loved more by the man he follows!! My heart will cry as he leaves this world. God bless you! and may the Lord carry you home to our heaven.
Posted by: Toni B. | April 2, 2005 12:40 AM


May your journey peaceful and painless.
Posted by: Michelle | April 2, 2005 12:41 AM


They say that change begins with a single person. You had the passion and the love to bring change to the world and make it a better place. Our prayers are with you in this darkest hour, that you may enter the kingdom of heaven, and continue to watch over us, your flock. "Love is Stronger...Love is Stronger" Your words will never be forgotten as they have been written on the hearts of countless people. May God bless you and accept you into his loving arms.
Posted by: Michael | April 2, 2005 12:41 AM


may God bless you and all believers and followers
Posted by: nobs13 | April 2, 2005 12:41 AM


God, bless Pope John Paul II. If it is his time to go into your hands commend his spirit, just has you did for your only son.
Posted by: Rory | April 2, 2005 12:46 AM


MAy YOU REST IN PEACE,DEAR POPE JOHN PAULII,MAY THE LORD HOLE YOU IN HIS ARMS AS YOU ACCEND INTO HEAVEN.....
Posted by: RUTH-ANNE | April 2, 2005 12:52 AM


dear jesus, please releive pope john paul from pain, he has served you well. he modernized our church and saw the conversion of many souls to you father. i personally feel such a gratitude and have been inspired by his life. i know jesus you feel the same way. he has been a wonderful leader, an inspiration. he helped me believe that we catholics were not just bound by tradition but a faith and trust in you lord jesus. take this soul and we should celebrate his wonderful life not woe in pity. soon he will be with you lord if this is the time you want him. but woe to this world for his passing is the beginning of our troubles ahead. trust in jesus and we pray for your return soon. amen
Posted by: austin| April 2, 2005 01:03 AM


May GOD bless you John Paul II for all your faith and work........if it is time please LORD let him go peacefully
Posted by: Misti | April 2, 2005 01:08 AM


Thank you Pope John Paul II. You will be missed. May god hold you close for you have been a great contribution to our lives and many more.
Posted by: Timothy | April 2, 2005 01:08 AM


Dear God,
We are going to miss your servant, Pope John Paul II. He has been a blessing these many years and his loss will be felt for years to come.
Please ease his suffering in the final hours of his life, and carry him gently home to his heavenly reward.
Posted by: Susan | April 2, 2005 01:15 AM


thank you for your guidance and inspiration. I know your work will never be finished. You just moved to a new office. I hope you get to break bread with those you care for the most. Life can be so complicated but the simple things seem to bring us all together.
Posted by: Christopher | April 2, 2005 01:27 AM


Dear Holy Father,
May the Lord Bless You & Keep You in his Eternal Love & Peace.You have been a rock to so many people all around the world,tirelessly spreading your message of Love,Peace,Hope,Unity & Faith to all mankind.You have also lead by example of how to be Loving & Caring, Understanding & Forgiving,Committed,Courageous & Strong,All done with such Grace.You have taught me how to stay Hopeful,keep Faith & to keep Love in my heart for ALL people,for ALL time.You have left an Indelible mark on my Soul and for this I am Eternally grateful to you.You make me SO PROUD to be a Polish-American.The seed of Love has been planted in my Soul as it has in Millions of people I am sure. Please Holy Father pray for us that we may come together all around the world & put ALL you have taught us to good use so that your Life and your Death will not have been in Vain. I Love You and will NEVER Forget You.God Bless your Soul Pope John Paul. :(

P.S.-When you get home, please tell my sister Diane that I Love her & Miss her.(R.I.P.Danka,It's almost 2 1/2 yrs since you've gone to Our Lord and none easier...without you):(
Posted by: Alina | April 2, 2005 01:32 AM


May our lord give you ubundent peace in your time of need. May he open the gates of haven so you can leve your temple and become spirit and asend to heaven to live out the neverending life you richly desurve. God bless you I pray your not in pain,and you go home in peace.
Posted by: Molly | April 2, 2005 01:36 AM


May you rest in peace in Gods arms, for you have earned you place in the Kingdom of Heaven with all the good you have brought to our world...Thank You Pope John Paul II...You are a true Saint...God Bless You Your Holiness.
Posted by: Christina | April 2, 2005 01:38 AM


POPE JOHN PAULII, NOW AS YOU GET READY FOR THAT LAST WALK THAT WE ALL MUST TAKE SOMEDAY, WALK FORWARD INTO OUR LOVING GOD'S ARMS, KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE DONE HIS WORK. YOU HAVE SHOW THE ENTIRE WORLD WHAT KIND OF A MAN YOU ARE. EVERYONE THAT HAS LISTEN TO YOU AND LEANED FROM YOU ARE BLESSED.
NOT ONLY HAVE YOU TOUCHED MY LIFE IN SO MANY WAYS, BUT ALL THE MILLIONS OF OTHERS IN THIS WORLD.YOU ARE A GREAT MAN AND THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL MISS YOU GREATLY. AS THE SONG THAT I LOVE THE MOST SAY'S " I CAN PUT ALL MY TRUST IN JESUS, BUT CAN HE PUT ALL HIS TRUST IN ME". I FEEL THAT HE PUT HIS TRUST IN YOU AND THAT JESUS WAS RIGHT.
YOU NEVER LET HIM DOWN. MAY WE ALL BE ABLE TO DO THAT BEFORE WE TAKE THAT LAST WALK.
THANK YOU FOR LETTING US ALL TRUST AND BELIEVE IN YOU.
Posted by: Dallas | April 2, 2005 01:42 AM


I lost my 2 1/2 yr. old little girl on January 4th, 2004 due to a rare and sudden illness that closed her airway, resulting in her death. Since that day I have begun my spiritual walk with Christ. I am not Catholic, but I have followed the news of the Popes failing health. I have sat here and read countless prayers for him with tears streaming down my face. My heart goes out to him in his time of suffering...yet something tells me God has held out his hand for this dear man...who has dedicated his life to Our God, his teachings, and to any that needed his holy guidance. I am truly touched by those who have known him and love him. I have never known him, and love him. May Jesus embrace you, father. Your life has beared much fruit...you have been a fisher of many men...taught love and kindness throughout the world. If Heaven's gates are open for you now, smile and take His hand, and I hope you'll continue to pray for us here on earth while in Heaven. God Bless you, Pope John Paul II. I love you.
Jana Smith
Posted by: Jana Smith | April 2, 2005 01:43 AM


I pray and the whole world will be sadden with the loss of our holy father.This true man of GOD has done his best to help make this a better world to live in.May GOD welcome him to his heavenly kingdom.
Posted by: W. P. Gibbon | April 2, 2005 01:47 AM


You have been my Pope all my life. I will shed tears for you,as you pass from this world into the world of enternal life. Please continue to pray for all of us left behind, until we all meet you and Jesus Christ. May the Lord take you from the darkness into the light with open arms, as we celebrate your life here on earth...Thank you Pope John 11 for devoting your life to God, praying for the world and me.
Posted by: mary | April 2, 2005 01:51 AM


Dear God, please be with all who is sufferring give them peace in their hearts so they may see through their grief that your will is the only way and not to question their faith that the path is clear for you to make plans. I beg for your forgiveness for my sins and for my desires of this world that are not holy. I ask for your arms to remain around Pope John through his journey and bring him no pain, I ask for your shelterring arms to be around me and my family at this time too Lord and know that we love you with all our mights and will one day stand in your presence to be judged..Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do in my life and in my childrens lives and may we continue to receive your blessings...Aman
Posted by: Linda Robinson | April 2, 2005 02:07 AM


As a new Catholic I am so touched by this man of God. May we all emulate you Holy Father and bring more peace to our lives and our world. I have watched you and loved you for many years before I became a Catholic at age 60. Thank you for your life.
Posted by: Daniel West | April 2, 2005 02:11 AM


may your passing be peaceful, please watch over us in death as you have done in life. as you have prayed for us, we now pray for you, holy father.
Posted by: S P| April 2, 2005 02:17 AM


I have been keeping vigil all night over the news concerning His Holiness, Pope John Paul II-- I would like to comment... The world grieves, and for Catholics the world over time is slowing and showing its feathers. Although the end of a life so precious is absolutely inevitable, a shock is heard around the world. His holiness lived as a man dedicated to his work and to the Lord-- only to achieve a common goal of uniting people under Christ and as a truly compassionate people. I think that it is a rare day when the world can stand still to love a man that stood for so many things, and how odd it is that people of every religion, world-wide can stand together during these last days. There is a peace and a love only to be found on the other side of death, and His Holiness lies dying having completed his life's work and dream. He truly did unite nations of beliefs clashing. It is good to hear the stories of humanity concerning the Pope... it shows that He is first a man, but a man that can change lives and in his final days perhaps change the world. I had the blessing of taking Eucharist from him when I was a young lady, I only wish that I could remember it better. He is the only Pope that I have ever known, and being a full Roman Catholic, His passing will be a mark on my heart. I have no choice but to give in to the will of God, as do we all... but although the world will feel a loss of such a gracious soul, He is at peace with God and therefore we can be at peace with his leaving this place, and looking into the face of the one man that he loved more than himself. He served freely, willfully, and lovingly. My prayers go out for his earthly body to feel no more pain, for I do not feel worry for his soul, I know he is in good hands. He is an individual who gave every bit of himself for the betterment of others, and his very existance makes me feel small. A true inspiration, a true beaken, a true man..... God bless you.
Posted by: Stephie L. Deitz | April 2, 2005 02:18 AM


The pope was a very caring man. he didn't care what race or religion you were. his mission was to unite the world. which is what he spent the 26 years as pope doing. he helped bring down communism and other things out there. he will be missed greatly
Posted by: Moss | April 2, 2005 02:23 AM


I hope that Pope John Paul II is peaceful in his ending. The man is truly beloved and he has showed us through example what it means to be a Catholic. He has inspired so many and done so much good in this world. I believe he will be warmly welcomed into the heavens above.
Posted by: Madalyn | April 2, 2005 02:25 AM


You have brought many wonderful teachings to the world during your time on this earth. Your work is done and now it is time to rest. God, I know, will welcome you into his open arms and ease your pain and suffering. You have earned your place at the right hand of God.
Posted by: Lynn | April 2, 2005 02:28 AM


I was 10 years old when I first learned about Pope John Paul II. He has been the only pope that I have ever known all my life. The pope that I will always have the utmost respect and admiration for. He is someone who has set extremely high standards for being the ideal pope there could ever be. I pray that the congregation of cardinals will have a fortitude and wisdom to select a successor who is worthy to follow the footsteps of Pope John Paul II. I will miss his strength and kindness in leading the 21st century spiritually. He is a person who truly represents sincere kindess, love, affection and concern towards everyone regardless of any background from all walks of life. My heart and spirit weeps for him moving on from our world called earth to the Kingdom of God, though at the same token I feel that it is high time to let go and finally allow him to rest in peace. Pope John Paul II is a such a caring person and a spiritual saviour to the whole world who does not deserve to be in pain. It is time for me to return the favor by sending him all the prayers I can offer for his peaceful passing.
To Pope John Paul II: My family and I thank you for your strong and effective intentions in saving the world and being an immense role model in our lives. Pope we thank the Lord from the heavens above in allowing us to witness and experience all your 26 years of miraculous hard work!!! The whole world loves you!!! We will miss you!!! We all know GOD WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU!!!
Posted by: Portia Pio de Roda | April 2, 2005 02:37 AM


Pope John Paul II will go down as one of history's greatest leaders. His quiet dignity and forcefulness of conviction allowed him to transform the Church in its painful transition into the 21st century. This towering figure took everything fired at him from every evil, and turned it into a beacon of hope, not just for his faithful flock, but for all of mankind. He will be deeply missed, and I can guarantee you that only the most arrogant Cardinal who gets elected will dare take the name John Paul III, as nobody alive could fill John Paul II's mighty shoes.

Peace be with you all.
Ray C.
Posted by: Ray C. | April 2, 2005 02:53 AM


I attended a special mass for our Pope this evening. It was a hopeful, loving and spirtual event. As we say a tearful farewell we must rejoice in the love of christ and the promise of eternal life. Dear Pope John Pope Paul II, Go in peace. God awaits you. Thank you for all that you have done for the people of our world. You will be remembered forever our holy father.
Posted by: dana | April 2, 2005 02:54 AM


Befitting such a humble man, I will simply say that he is what is best in men and we were blessed to have been alive in his era.
Posted by: Rob | April 2, 2005 03:01 AM


Dearest Holy Father,John Paul II,my prayers and my love are with you.You are going "Home",may Jesus hold you in his loving arm's and may God The Father keep you in everlasting peace and love.God blessed us when he gave you to the world as our guide,thank you Pope John Paul II.
From Teresa and my daughter Orla (Ireland)
Posted by: Teresa | April 2, 2005 03:04 AM


I had the honor of being in his presence in Toronto during World Youth Day 2002. It was the most amazing experience of my life. I am praying for him, he is the most amazing man. Now we can only pray and remember his words. We must now go out and be the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World

JP2 WE LOVE YOU
Posted by: Megan | April 2, 2005 03:13 AM


Gods arms are open for you just as your arms were open for all of us. I love you and I thank you, YOU TOUCHED MY HEART AND SOOTHED MY SOLE. Thank you and rest in God's arms.
Posted by: JoAnne | April 2, 2005 03:31 AM


DEAR LORD - RECIEVE YOUR SERVANT IN w:st="on">PARADISE AND LET HIS PASSING BE PEACEFUL AND HELP US TO REMEMBER HIM IN OUR HEART'S AND MIND'S.
Posted by: ROBERT GRIMES | April 2, 2005 03:34 AM


The Lord is with him now, as is Our Lady..He will go straight to heaven when his life ends.

He is a great man, and probably the best Pope in the history of the church.

We should mourn his leaving us, but be joyus in that he is on his way to his rewards for taking so much time trying to help the world be at peace.
Posted by: Paula | April 2, 2005 03:41 AM


The world will be a colder place without you. You have been a warm light showing us the true value of life in a world that is to often to uninterested, uncaring, and unconcerned about what really matters. Truely you have been as Peter a rock of the church, solid and faithfull Apostel to whom Jesus entrusted his Mission. We pray for you John Paul II, our Pope and our leader here on Earth, that God will care for you now and forever.
Posted by: Paul Moreno & Family | April 2, 2005 03:55 AM


I will miss you but OUR LADY will be there to
greet you as the angel Gabriel sweeps you into Heaven. Please intervene with the Lord for all of mankind.
Posted by: Margaretann | April 2, 2005 04:10 AM


its nice to know that in the times of our disgrace there are people who exemplify the things we all belive in.
Posted by: Kdante | April 2, 2005 04:20 AM


Just remember always, "Be not afraid." His papacy began with these words all those years ago, and these words, along with all the other blessings he has pointed us towards and given us in God's name, must be burned into our hearts and minds for the next weeks, months, and years. Father God, we thank you for your servant and give you all praise and glory through your Son Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters, rember that our Mass never ends, rather it must be lived. JP II, we love you.
Posted by: Chris | April 2, 2005 04:28 AM


May You Be Lifted Up On Angels Wings,
May All the Hosts of Heaven Greet You
With Great Joy.....For Truly A Blessed
& Humble Servant of both God & The People
of the World Will Be Going Home
Posted by: Conde J. Peoples | April 2, 2005 04:35 AM


at this point it is in the boss mans hands , and we must have faith , with faith all is possible . and the good lord works in mysterious ways. hang in there youngster. it may not be your time yet , it isd only your time when the lord says so
Posted by: bluez | April 2, 2005 04:51 AM


Go with God dear Pope John Paul, your work here is done & your precious Mother & Father await your return home.You will always be remembered.
Love, The Dorn Family
Posted by: Pat Dorn | April 2, 2005 05:02 AM


Dear Lord, please take the Holy Father John Paul II into Your arms to his final destination... Holy Father I will greatly miss you, you have inspired me and shown me the way to Jesus through prayer, sacrifice and suffering.... I wish you didn't have to suffer anymore, I offer God the Father my own sufferings in this life for you, may your path to the eternal life be a peaceful and blessed one. I will always keep you close to my heart... You are called the Pope Of Mercy... isn't it something that you are in the agony of death close to the FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY? You are really loved by the people but most of all you are very loved by GOD HIMSELF, dear Holy Father please remember us when you come into GOD'S KINGDOM... there you can actually do more for this ailing humanity who needs GOD so much... I'm already missing you... GOD BLESS YOU!
Posted by: vERONICA | April 2, 2005 05:04 AM


God,please hear our prayers for our spiritual leader John Paul.
Posted by: Nelly | April 2, 2005 06:16 AM


May Eternal Peace be with you, Holy Father. The world will NEVER forget you and all the good you have accomplished.
May Jesus and Mary be awaiting you with open arms to help you begin your next assignment.
Please pray for all of us mortals, whom you have led and guided so very well.
God Bless You Forever!
Posted by: Robert | April 2, 2005 06:31 AM


May God bless John Paul as he leaves us. May our Holy Father be reunited with the mother he lost at the tender age of 8. May he continue to pray for us from heaven. Thank you God for giving us this holy man.
Posted by: Susan | April 2, 2005 06:52 AM


Holy Father,
You are not God but you have walked in God's light. Thank you for shinning brightly for all to see and adore. Thank you for your love, spirituality and inspiration for all mankind.
Thank you for your many sacrifices. You have touched the world's heart.

God bless you and keep you safe in his loving care and in his loving embrace.
Posted by: Patti | April 2, 2005 06:56 AM


I posted earlier, but wanted to pray for The Holy Father, Pope John Paul, II. I am not Catholic, but respect the Catholic faith and that is why I am calling him The Holy Father. Who is to say which faith is the right faith? Below is my prayer (you don't have to kneel to pray, you can pray as you type a prayer).

Oh Heavenly Father, God of all, Dear Jesus..please be with The Holy Father Pope John Paul, II as he comes to be with you. Bless him and keep him. He has done so many wonderful things here on Earth for so many people, even those who were not of his faith. Dear Heavenly Father, keep him from feeling pain as he passes, and hold his hand as he comes to you. Be with those of the Catholic faith as they lose their leader who has done so much for the world. Heal their hearts and let them know that you will see that the newly elected Holy Father will be a great Holy Father also. Be with his blood family and his Country of birth. Be with his oldest friends. Heal the hearts of everyone who is hurting over His passing. Thank you Heavenly Father for giving this world Holy Father John Paul, II. In Jesus' name....Amen
Posted by: Donna | April 2, 2005 06:57 AM


OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESSPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US.
Posted by: Wendy | April 2, 2005 07:13 AM


Pope John Paul II
Truly a Great Man who stood for what is rightous,no matter what others said.May His stand for equality,no matter what race or Religion,And His Voice for abortion victims,remain with people of this world.
May His example of "Love one another,as the Lord loves all" be carried on in the hearts of all people throught the world.
If it is the Lords'will that You be with Him,
may you rest in peace with Him.Your work here may be done.Truly a Great Man.We love you.
May your works and deeds remain with us always.

I know ,"The Lord our God will Bless You",amen.
Posted by: Paul | April 2, 2005 07:28 AM


Dear Pope John You are a gift from God we all love you and pray for your peaceful death. God wants you with Him now you have done your job here on earth.
Posted by: Rhoda | April 2, 2005 07:33 AM


Peace Be to you John Paul!!!!!!!Thanks you God for His life!!!
Posted by: Janis | April 2, 2005 07:50 AM


You have made a big difference in this world and showed what real Christianity is all about. The unconditional love that flows from your heart can be felt by us. You accomplished what you set out to do in this world. You are love, hope, faith and peace. Your work on Earth is done. Go in peace knowing you made a difference. You will be greatly missed. God Bless you.
Posted by: Donna | April 2, 2005 07:51 AM


Prayer for the Pope:
Lord Jesus, Good Shepherd,
look kindly on John Paul II,
your vicar on earth,
and grant him relief from his sufferings.
To this herald who has bravely proclaimed your Gospel,
give the consolation of your word.
To this faithful guardian of your Church,
send an angel to shield and protect him.
To this Priest who comforted and anointed the sick,
now bring peace in his own time of trial.
Hear the prayers of those who trust in you,
O Risen Lord and Savior,
who are seated at the right hand of the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Posted by: Linda | April 2, 2005 07:52 AM


I'm not catholic but i am a christian and I guess in this time of thoughful prayer it does not matter who you are....My prayers go out to the Pope....He has been a good servant from our lord and God will rejoice at his coming.....I am especially grateful for all the love he shown our young people...They are so in need of a good mentor and role model....That he has given them...he has shown un-selfish love to all and I have learned a valuable lesson from him...Love is given freely not with conditions and the Pope demonstated that all the time.....We have all been better knowing him some at far some closer....Thank you dear Lord for your humble servant.........He has been a blessing nad will be truly missed.....
Posted by: joanna | April 2, 2005 07:58 AM


God bless you sir,and dont forget to keep praying for us all when you go home.You are and always will be considered a great humanitarian ,we will miss you.
Posted by: Marie | April 2, 2005 08:08 AM


My prayers are always with you, Pope. You are in "HIS" hands. I love you deeply. You are my model and always will be. Ofelia
Posted by: Ofelia | April 2, 2005 08:26 AM


Dear Father in Heaven,
Please bless & keep Pope John Paul II in your loving care. He was truly a great man and loving Pope for all the people of the world. May you always bless him and keep him by your side. He was a special human being and a truly holy man! We will miss him with us here on earth but are happy to know he will be with you in your kingdom in heaven always. May we continue his legacy and learn to love & forgive our fellow man.
God bless you always!
Posted by: Kathleen & Family | April 2, 2005 08:37 AM


I prayed for the pope at a small chapel from 8PM to 10PM. (the chapel closes at 10PM) I prayed to Jesus to give the pope strength. I opened a booklet and the heading was prayers for the Holy Father. This is the prayer I said over and over.
Oh Jesus, shelter the holy father, our pope under thy sacred heart of Jesus. give thy Light, Strength and consolation. I also, said the our fathers, the hail mary's and the glory be to the father's. The pope is especially, devoted to the blessed Mother and I am too. I am polish and I understand the important part that the pope had in bringing down communism. Please stay alive and get stronger John Paul II.
I love you, John Paul II.
Posted by: mary | April 2, 2005 08:53 AM


Love of God and neighbor--what it all comes down to--all else is quite secondary. Thank you, John Paul II. Rev Rick Rodriguez, SJ
Posted by: Rev. Rick Rodriguez, SJ | April 2, 2005 08:54 AM


May you enter Gods kingdom peacefully. We will always thank you for being there for us. You have showed us strength and most of all faith. We will forever keep you in our prayers, your portrait will forever hang on our walls, your love and devotion will forever be in our hearts
God bless you your Holiness!!
with great love and respect,
diane
Posted by: diane | April 2, 2005 08:54 AM


John Paul, when you come into the Kingdom God,
may you remember us in love. Whenever you spoke
out on Church matters I could imagine God's
Spoken Words. God Bless and Keep You in His Arms.
Posted by: Mike Gunter | April 2, 2005 08:58 AM


Please, stay alive John Paul II. We need you.
Posted by: mary | April 2, 2005 09:01 AM


God's Speed

Children all over the world are praying to God the most high,
For a peaceful journey as the Pope takes his last sigh,
Thank you Sir,
For the many lives that you touch,
Spreading the word of God that his children love so much,
May Saint Peter meet you at the heavenly gates with open arms,
I hear in heaven that they even have lucky charms,
Peace be with you as you walk with God's speed,
Children all over the world are praying,
In Jesus name your children plead.

R.A.M.
4-2-05
Posted by: ram | April 2, 2005 09:05 AM


Pope John Paul the II We love you and God loves you. He is calling you home and you are going in such a style of braveness and holiness. Thank you for your guidence and leadership. May God bless you and keep you.
Posted by: David | April 2, 2005 09:12 AM


I believe in miracles. Miracles do happen and I have not lost hope. Pope John Paul II I am praying for a miracle for you. Please, get stronger with every breath that you take.
I love you, John Paul II
Posted by: Mary | April 2, 2005 09:23 AM


Pope John Paul II is an exceptional man. He is honorable, trustworthy, humane, earnest, and a believer in that which is right. He has been a beacon of light in times that were so very dark; he held tight to his beliefs and tutored others to find the 'good' in this world. For myself, I will miss this wonderful human being. I have been watching and listening to John Paul for many years now and still find him so enlightening and invigorating. I had a conversation with a Catholic friend of mine last night and he could not understand that me, as a Jewish woman, could hold the Pope in such reverent regard. My love for this man comes from his being; his humanity; his endeavor to bring the peoples of this diverse world to hold each other with respect, understanding and kindness. John Paul survived heinous times, keeping his faith and teaching others what life and living are really all about.

I will miss this kind man. I will miss his smile. I know that others, of all faiths, feel the same way.

May G-d speed...Peace be with you. My hope is that your legacy will be furthered by your successor.
Posted by: Ellen | April 2, 2005 09:32 AM


I am not a devout catholic, but I know that there was something special about Pope John Paul II , I hope that he goes in peace to our heavenly father and he will never be forgotten..he has done alot of good for the entire world....
Posted by: betty | April 2, 2005 09:37 AM


Dear Pope John Paul,
Thank you for bringing Peace and Love to the World. Thank you so much for taking the time to address the issues of disable and elderly. We are all special and all deserve to be loved.
May your journey be peaceful.I will miss you.
Thy will be done.
Posted by: Thomas | April 2, 2005 09:38 AM


I PRAY FOR POPE JOHN PAUL. I PRAY, THAT HE IS WITH GOD SOON. IT IS VERY PAINFUL FOR HIM, AND OTHERS TO SEE HIM LIKE THIS. I HOPE HIS PAIN SOON ENDS. SO HE CAN BE WITH THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST. I HAVE LOST 6 MEMBERS OF MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY, INCLUDING MY MOTHER WHO PASSED AWAY IN FEB OF 2002. I AM FEELING THE PAIN ALL OVER AGAIN. IT FEELS LIKE HE IS A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY. BEING ROMAN CATHOLIC, BEING ITALIAN/AMERICAN IT IS HARDER FOR ME PERSONALLY. GOD BLESS THE POPE.
Posted by: LINDA BKLYN NY | April 2, 2005 09:40 AM


I will always remember Pope John Paul II as a person who fought for true values and peace among all of the communities of the world...
If we could head his messages.. I am going to miss him as he has been a part of most of my life, as a young person and now as a devout Catholic.
I wish you God Speed.. My prayers are with you, thank you for your convictions,s steadfastness..now it time for us to pray for you...

I also hope that your successor will follow through with your legacy.
Posted by: Sandra | April 2, 2005 09:41 AM


God grant Pope John Paul II divine mercy and welcome him into your arms. To Pope John Paul II, you are a great man and will be missed by many.
Posted by: Barb | April 2, 2005 09:44 AM


Pope John Paul II The time has come,and you will be leaving us. But one must remember what you have done for others.Your strength of being a great humanitarian will always be remembered.May you go in peace and may God bless you and keep you.
Posted by: Phyllis | April 2, 2005 09:56 AM


As a non-Catholic I must say to Pope John,
I have watch you over the years and you are and will always be the most compassionate, and loving person, who touched millions of people of all faiths. I pray that you will pass in peace. You are deeply loved and knowing how much you have effected this whole world. Many will miss you. Just seeing you with you not even having to speak a word has brought to us all peace. You have brought compassion, love and religion and so much more back to our youth.
Thank you for being the man that Our Heavenly Father set you out to be.
God bless you and we know that he is waiting with open arms for you to enter his eternal kingdom.

We love you and you will be sadly missed.
Peace be with you.
Posted by: Rhonda | April 2, 2005 09:58 AM


The Lord created His church upon the rock, the first Pope, Saint Peter, and throughout two millenia, the shining star has brought light into this world. It is unsurprising that Pope John Paul II has been hailed by our beloved youth as a rock star. Truly, in the most beautiful sense, and with uncompromised moral value and love for the Lord, Pope John Paul II touched our souls with the lyrics of the Holy rock star that he was and the will always be.
Posted by: tomi | April 2, 2005 10:00 AM


TIME FOR SOME FRESH IDEAS IN THE CHURCH. GOOD WORK, GOOD BYE.
Posted by: Tomas | April 2, 2005 10:04 AM


My heart and prayers are with the Pope John Paul the second, may God keep you in his blessings while you prepare for your next great journey at God's side.
Posted by: Mike | April 2, 2005 10:04 AM


Dearest Holy Father:

You have been such an inspiration to me, and so many others. Your life has truly shown what is should be to walk in Jesus's steps. Knowing that you kept us in your prayers has always been such a comfort to me. Thank you for you undying love, for teaching us and for always reminding us the way we should live. You will live forever in our hearts and minds, and I pray that our loving Father takes you peaceful into His arms. I know that you will be watching us from God's Kingdom. Say Hi to Jesus for me.
Posted by: shannon | April 2, 2005 10:09 AM


Pope John Paul was truly an example of Christ on earth. Compassionate, loving, honesty and steadfast in his belief. I pray for his recovery, if it's possible. I pray for the world if it is not. The world is losing a saint.
Posted by: Sharon | April 2, 2005 10:18 AM


Heaven is preparing a great celebration for the arrival of a man who is truly a Saint.
While we will mourn His inevitable passing and our loss here on Earth, Heaven will surely be overjoyed at His arrival.
Posted by: Regina | April 2, 2005 10:22 AM


I am not a traditional Catholic, yet Pope John Paul II, is a man of vision and greatness. His soul will be missed on this earth. Poland may be pround of her son, We all are. Peace be with you.
Posted by: sara | April 2, 2005 10:23 AM


Pope John Paul,
Is and will always be a man of truth and peace.
I have seen that since i was a young boy.
I pray that his soul will be giving one of the best seats in haven. for the rest of my life,
i will do my best to uphole the truth, in his honor, and for my best interest. I thank God
for giving us such a pure soul, A soul that is truely Gold.
Posted by: mike giordano | April 2, 2005 10:28 AM


We knew this time would come, when he would be taken home. Some thought he would leave us prematurely, yet he remained to bless and lead each individual soul during the joys and sorrows of our lives. His work here will be rewarded, by both his seat amoungst the Angels and Saints in Heaven and the continued witness of his love as it continues to be passed from heart to heart here on earth. May he receive all of God's blessings.
Posted by: John | April 2, 2005 10:32 AM


Dear Pope John Paul,

On angels wings may your passing to our loving Father be peaceful. All that you did for the world will be remembered in our hearts. Thank you for showing us the love and compassion of the Lord which you displayed so prominently in all of your actions. You are the the absolute description of "unconditional love"!
God's speed!
Posted by: Janet Millar & Family | April 2, 2005 10:36 AM


Lord, Hear our prayers for your servant, Pope John Paul II...
In the name of Jesus, grant Pope John Paul II a peaceful death. Into Your hands we commend his spirit. Go in love and peace, Pope John Paul II... and thank you for your work here on earth. Peace be with you.
Thank you, Lord for Your tender mercies...
Posted by: Gloria | April 2, 2005 10:42 AM


May the Lord above grant peace to the most beloved Pope, you will always be known as a True Shepard of Our Dear Lord. I thank you for your contributions not only to us Catholics but to everyone around the world, you are a true example of what a Christian is. "And He will raise you up on Eagles wings bear you on the breath of dawn make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of his hand." Rest in Peace Pontiff! Love The Oliver-Rogers Family
Posted by: Christine | April 2, 2005 10:43 AM


I pray that the Holy Father's peaceful heart and soul continue until he ascends into Heaven. He has suffered with a dignity we can only try to emulate. We will never see another man like John Paul II - his love of God, his love of life, his love for humanity. He is very special.
Posted by: Virginia | April 2, 2005 10:49 AM


Dearest Pope.

May you be held thru these times from the Father above. I pray that you will have peace & strength until it is your time.

Love,
Linda
Posted by: Linda | April 2, 2005 10:51 AM


Altho I am not Catholic, I admire Pope John Paul 11 and wish him well on his journey. He will be missed by many people all over the world.
Posted by: Sandra | April 2, 2005 10:51 AM


MAY YOUR JOURNEY BE PEACEFULL AS YOU TRAVEL TO BE WITH THE LORD, YOUR PRESENCE AND WORK ON THIS EARTH WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Posted by: G. RAMSEY | April 2, 2005 10:51 AM


Pope John Paul II has done more for this world than anyone. He has openned his heart and soul to us and has prayed for us. He has been through struggles but continues to keep us in his thoughts. He is truly a holy and beautiful creation manifested by the Lord our God. I am extremely saddned by his condition but I know that the Lord God will take him into his arms and allow for him to continue pouring his love out to us. I believe that he will always be my Pope. Being Polish, I know that the Polish Community is EXTREMELY grateful to have such a Holy and Extraordinary person in the Pope's position. It has brought us so much pride. love and unity over the past 25+ years. Pope John Paul II's death will be very difficult for us but we all know he will be in God's arms and will forever be with us. God Bless You Karol Wojtyla "Pope John Paul II".... Z Bogiem. Kochamy Ciebie Zawsze!
Posted by: Alice | April 2, 2005 10:57 AM


Thank you for your service to humankind. Your moral and spiritual leadership will be remembered for all times. You've inspired generations and brought all of us together. I humbly thank you for your example of Living Love.
Posted by: Patt | April 2, 2005 11:01 AM


Dear Holy Father:
I pray that if it is God's will that you go to Him now, that it be an easy journey for you. I really don't want you to go, as the world still needs you. You have done so very much and have touched so many hearts, but there are still many more who need to hear and heed your words and deeds. My prayers are with you and I know you will remember us all when you are in Heaven. Thank you for showing the world your love and devotion. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and all the angels and saints in Heaven be with you in your time of need. Love, Evelyn
Posted by: Evelyn | April 2, 2005 11:05 AM


Pope John Paul II, you were truly a saint on earth. May you feel the peace of our Lord as you make your journey home. You will be forever rememered. God Bless You
Posted by: Kim | April 2, 2005 11:07 AM


The time has come, and it is very unfortuate that our Beloved Pope will be leaving this Earth. Pope John Paul II, you will be missed dearly, but we will never forget all you have done for us! You are the true meaning of a Peace Leader. Your presence will be missed dearly, but you WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. May God Bless You and take You in His arms peacefully.
Posted by: Jennifer K., USA | April 2, 2005 11:17 AM


The Lord created His church upon the rock, the first Pope, Saint Peter, and throughout two millenia, His shining star has brought light into this world. It is unsurprising that Pope John Paul II has been hailed by our beloved youth as a rock star. Truly, in the most beautiful sense, and with uncompromised moral values and love for the Lord, Pope John Paul II touched our souls with the lyrics of the Holy rock star that he was and will always be.

Let us pray and do good works by way of his shining example, his love for God, his teachings and his dedication to a holy life.
Posted by: tomi | April 2, 2005 11:25 AM


THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR GIVING US THIS GREAT MAN. PLEASE RECIEVE HIM WITH OPEN ARMS AMEN
Posted by: michael | April 2, 2005 11:28 AM


Pope John Paul II, thank you for a life time of sacrifice and service. I feel the Lord's presence in the world today as He prepares to take you home.
Love,
Cary
Posted by: carylll | April 2, 2005 11:29 AM


My husband, two children, and myself were just baptized and welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church this Easter. My husband took the name John Paul for his confirmation name, out of his great admiration for our Pope. I am sadened that we will loose such a great leader in peace, but am happy that Pope John Paul II will soon know the face of God, as he already knows his love.

Praying for a peaceful crossing
Jessica
Posted by: Jessica in Buffalo | April 2, 2005 11:38 AM


May God craddle you in his arms and take you wherever he choose. You have served the world in a way no other have before. May God Bless You.
Posted by: Cindy | April 2, 2005 11:47 AM


John Paul 2 has influenced me so much. He works so much with the youth and has given himself in everything he does. I am 17 years old and my role model is the pope. Going to public school is not an easy thing, but when I am questioned about my faith I look at John Paul as my example. Instead of being shy and ignoring the misunderstanings people have on the Catholic church I say a quick prayer and ask for the Holy Spirits guidance so that I say the right things. I love John Paul 2, a living saint, he shall be forever in my heart. ("JPII WE LOVE U")
Posted by: Kristine | April 2, 2005 11:49 AM


Ni shauri ya Mungu...Natumaini wewe amani na Mungu akubariki sana kaka.

It's in the hands of God. I hope you find peace and may God bless you, brother.
Posted by: Mary | April 2, 2005 11:54 AM


I wish to express that our prayers are with you Pope John Paul II, May the light of Christ shine on you and bless you. May your life brings peace and support for the millions that believe in you and all you have done to help all of us. God Bless you.
Posted by: John Pavon | April 2, 2005 11:54 AM


My prayers are with you in your journey. May your death be peaceful. May this world someday unite aginst hatred and be as one.
Posted by: Mary Ann | April 2, 2005 11:55 AM


It is with sadness that I look to the passing of such a great man. This Pope is the only one who I have a memory of in terms of leadership of the Holy Catholic church in my lifetime.
He has been a guide, a proverbial lighthouse against numerous storms over the past 30 years- he has guided and kept his faith while guiding ours.
I watched his first papal mass with the eyes of a child, amazed at the pageantry as well as the strength of this amazing Polish leader. Thirty years later, I watch through much older eyes- as this man passes on to Heaven..
I am so thankful that i was able to live in this time with this man- A wonderful man- A great Pope
God Bless our Holy Father -
Posted by: April Huckaby | April 2, 2005 11:57 AM


The Pope has Isperated all of us over the years and made the world a great place.He is the closest to God and I Will pray for The Pope and god bless Pope John Paul 2
Posted by: Eddie Koch | April 2, 2005 11:58 AM


Thank you for your prayers for the world. You have been a great influence to us and you will always served as an Inspiration. You are truly Heaven-Sent! God loves you so much, Pope. We love you so much, too! God smiles at all the works you have done for you did great! You glorified God the way no man has ever done. You are the best example for man to follow. I thank God for you.
Posted by: Mylah | April 2, 2005 12:00 PM


IT IS A TRUE HONOR AND A GIFT TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT MAN ON THIS PLANET----HE HAS LIVED HIS LIFE FOR ALL OF MAN KIND-------HE WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME----HE HAS PAVED A ROAD JUST LIKE BEFORE HIM---FOR THE NEXT LEADER--OF OUR WORLD-- TO PRMOTE AND GIVE--THE HOLLY SCRIPTURE TO THE PEOPLE OF OUR WORLD---I TRUELY WONDER WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TO BREAK BREAD WITH THE ALLMIGHTY HIMSELF-------MAY THE LORD KEEP BLESSING THIS PLANET AND HIS PEOPLE--MAY THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD KEEP SPREADING THE ALMIGHTYS WORD FROM ONE GENERATION TO GENERATION....THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR THE LOVE YOU SHARE AND GIVE --------------MICHAEL--
Posted by: MICHAEL | April 2, 2005 12:03 PM


May God be with you and bless you Pope John Paul II. You have been the inspiration to us all and
will remain on our hearts forever.....Go in peace
Love
Christina
Posted by: Christina | April 2, 2005 12:04 PM


I pray for the peace of the Pope as well as the peace of the people in this World. May GOD take us all in his hands.

Love, Omar
Posted by: Omar | April 2, 2005 12:07 PM


We have been so blessed to be given a Pope such as John Paul II. Although it's sad to think that he will soon be leaving us, our family is consoled with the thought that he will soon be with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. Thank you, you will never be forgotten.
Posted by: Janeth | April 2, 2005 12:07 PM


Bright as the day... You showed us the way...
Posted by: Anthony Howard Sr. | April 2, 2005 12:14 PM


may God Bless the Holy Father and not let him suffer any more.
Posted by: missy | April 2, 2005 12:22 PM


My heart is hurting and tears stain my cheeks as I watch and hear that we are losing a guardian of peace and hope on this earth. Pope John II, has been a beacon of light in these times of war, human abuse of children and fellow human beings. He has, in his kind and gentle wisdom sought a healing for our souls and for our hearts. May we hold up his banner of goodness and take the lessons that he has given to us, in going forward. We can take joy in knowing he will be with our Heavenly Father and will be cared for and told "You have done well, my son". He will be missed here on earth, however he lit a candle of hope and love that we can forever carry in our hearts. And we can carry his messages and lessons forward to coming generations. Holy Father, I pray your suffering to be short and your journey to be glorious.
Posted by: Carol Maria | April 2, 2005 12:31 PM


Thank you Holy Father. May you now know eternal rest and peace as you meet our Heavenly Father. Please don't forget us, pray for us, intercede for all of us as we continue our journey.
Posted by: Steve | April 2, 2005 01:11 PM


As I pray for our Holy Father John Paul II I hope that his life of love, humility, service and dignity continues to influence the world both now and in the future. No doubt that humanity will lose a great man when this pope dies, but that loss will softened if world leaders, clergy, members of all faiths and all Catholics follow his example. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand Pope John Paul II. I will never forget you.
Posted by: Tim Tangel | April 2, 2005 01:12 PM


Dear God,
Here is our dear brother, Pope John Paul II. Bless him as he makes his journey to your side.
He has made a difference in our lives and he has been an inspiration to all of us here on this earth, especially he loved our young people "as you do." His gentle face will be dearly missed, by us all. If it is your will, take him into your loving arms and hold him close.
My dear earthly brother's and sister's let us try to live the life God wants us to live and the dear Pope lived so well, let us fight for good so that evil will not win!
God Bless Pope John Paul II...God Bless us all.
Posted by: CeCe | April 2, 2005 01:21 PM


Heavenly Father allow us to raise up prayers of peace and thanksgiving for our beloved Pope John Paul II. Though his earthly work may have been complete, might his spirit live eternally in the Kingdom of Heaven and his powerful wisdom be not forgotten for an eternity.
Posted by: Michael | April 2, 2005 01:26 PM


NIECH BOG BEDZIE Z TOBA.
Posted by: Dorota | April 2, 2005 01:27 PM


Dear Pope John Paul II,
I'm not a Catholic but I belive in Jesus Christ and the Father as one. I want you to know I respect and thank you for all of your wonderful work you have done in God's name and pray that hes releves your pain soon. God bless you John Paul.
Linda Marie Eastwood
Posted by: Linda M Eastwood | April 2, 2005 01:36 PM


Jesus said "the Kingdom of God is in side you and all around you" as long as this be true, then, John Paul II will never be far from any of us.
Posted by: Matthew | April 2, 2005 03:35 PM


Aside from the Crucifixion of Christ, This is the Saddest day in Religious History and in all that is GOOD and JUST. God Bless You John Paul II. May the Lord cradle you in the light of love and Peace just as you have demonstrated on this Earth to ALL people. You will be So Sorely Missed. There will never be another like you. You were such a Beacon of Hope amidst a world of Chaos and Destruction and uncertainty. I will never forget the lessons I have learned from you. I Love You.
Dobra Noc Tato....
Posted by: Alina | April 2, 2005 04:20 PM


I have saw u once that was 3 yrs ago when i was in Poland. I also saw u in '79, but I dont remember i was only 2 years old, but i have too admit u gave inspiratinal hope to every one, every nation,race, around the world. You will never be forgotten and we will hold u close to hearts for ever. May God the Almighty watch over you Pope John Paul II. You will always be loved in the polish communty.
Posted by: Suwada Family | April 2, 2005 06:32 PM


Farewell. Now that you have passed it seems that this is all that we can say. We only hope that the world can find some comfort in the fact that such a great man has found peace. May you be seated eternally with the Father almighty and may your works be remembered here on earth so that others may be inspired to do good in the world. You are in our prayers always. Amen.
Posted by: Antonio ,Micheal & Nila | April 2, 2005 08:46 PM


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