Habemus Papam – 35 Years Ago Today!

Thirty five years ago today, we heard the words from the center loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica – HABEMUS PAPAM – WE HAVE A POPE! His name was Karol Wojtyla and he came from behind the Iron Curtain. He would take the name, John Paul II, and history would change forever.

On April 27, 2014, this great Pope will be canonized a saint for the Universal Church. Are you fired up yet? I know I am because I am the JP2 Generation! Below is short video of his election and his first words to the world as Papa.

Thanks to my friend, Angela (in NYC), who inspired this short blog post.

2 thoughts on “Habemus Papam – 35 Years Ago Today!

  1. This great Blessed will be canonized on my birthday. Wouldn’t it be a trip of a life time to go to St. Peter’s in Rome to be a part of this great day in the church.
    Dear Tom we hold you in prayer and would like a update on your vocation search, I know this has made you strong and more dependent on Our Savior more.
    We plan to come to Scottsdale the first of new yr. and would like to catch up with you. Pls keep in touch. Roger and Susan Grahf. Littleton, Colorado

  2. Tom, we appreciate all your work for the New Evangelization. You were a big source of hits to the John Paul II Life Center website in Austin through your blog posts last year. Thank you! In the event you can help spread the word about our 3rd Annual, I am enclosing a brief write-up. Many blessings! Lori Mazzurana, Marketing Consultant, JP2Life Center, Austin, Texas.

    WHAT: The John Paul II Life Center’s 3rd Annual Benefit: Joyful Voices

    WHO: • Patrick Madrid, host of EWTN’s “Right Here, Right Now” and author of 16 Catholic books selling 750,000 copies world-wide.
    • Catholic convert Collin Raye, a multi-platinum recording artist whose hits have earned 10 Academy of Country Music Award nominations
    • Sheila Liaugminas, Relevant Radio’s News Director and host of “A Closer Look.”

    Dignity of Life Award: Governor Rick Perry

    WHEN: Thursday December 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

    HOW: Individual tickets and sponsorships at varying levels are available by visiting http://www.JP2LifeCenter.org or by calling (512) 407-2900.

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