Happy Feast Day of St. Pope John Paul II

Remembering His Priesthood: St. Pope John Paul decided to follow his vocational call to the priesthood and began courses in 1942 at an underground seminary in Krakow. He later said this about discerning his vocational calling:

“How does one explain the ways of God? Yet, I know that, at a certain point in my life, I became convinced that Christ was saying to me what he had said to thousands before me: ‘Come, follow me!’ There was a clear sense that what I heard in my heart was no human voice, nor was it just an idea of my own. Christ was calling me to serve him as a priest… Nothing means more to me or gives me greater joy than to celebrate Mass each day and to serve God’s people in the Church.”