Saturday, April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005

O God,
from whom the just receive an unfailing reward,
grant that your servant, John Paul II, our pope,
whom you made vicar of Peter and shepherd of your Church,
may rejoice for ever in the vision of your glory,
for he was a faithful steward here on earth
of the mysteries of your forgiveness and grace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

-Order of Christian Funerals, paragraph 398, no. 14.