30 April 2007

It has come

Saturday, I received in the mail the holy card and what will be the relic - we pray - ex indumentis ("from the clothing") of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II. It is a small piece of white cloth that is from part of one of the vestments he wore.

On the back of the holy card is the "Prayer to implore favors through the intercession of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II":

O Blessed Trinity,
we thank You for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II
and for allowing the tenderness of Your Fatherly care,
the glory of the Cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Spirit of love,
to shine through him.
Trusting fully in Your inifnite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life
and is the way of achieving eternal communion with You.
Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will,
the graces we implore,
hoping that he will soon be counted among Your saints.

For graces received, contact:
Postulazione della Causa di Beatificazione e Canonizzazinone del Servo di Dio Giovanni Paolo II, Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, 6/a - 00184, Roma


  1. Next step: Searching for that special reliquary monstrance. ;-)

    Something large, golden, and gem-studded.

  2. I know a few good sources for small reliquaries.

  3. Believe it or not, I hadn't thought of that.

    Part of me wants to make a copy of the prayer on the back and have them matted in the same frame.