Blessed John Paul II has often been called the Thomas Aquinas of our times, a bold statement indeed! When we understand the philosophies that have underpinned contemporary thought we can see the Holy Spirit truly at work in the life and teachings of this great Pope.
In this introductory episode of our brand new Living the Legacy series Sister Bernadette sets the scene for the contribution and charisms of the late Pontiff, answering questions such as:
• What is a charism?
• Did Blessed John Paul II have a particular charism, if so what was it?
• What was the need that the Holy Spirit was addressing by raising up Blessed John Paul II as a witness?
Sister Bernadette outlines the major philosophical influences from the 17th Century onwards that have done serious damage to how we view God and man. She also looks at how we can share the faith in light of the example that Blessed John Paul II has given us.
Please feel free to send questions and feedback to Sister Bernadette via [email protected].
Sister Bernadette Pike MG is founding member of the Missionaries of the Gospel, a new community inspired by Blessed John Paul II. The community was founded under the guidance of Perth’s Archbishop Barry Hickey in 2007, incoporating both the John Paul II Sisters and lay members. More information is available at www.mg.org.au.