I would like to happily inform you that there will be an international conference this October, here in the United States, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Pope John Paul I’s birth. The conference is slated to be held October 12-13, 2012 in New York City.
Papa Luciani’s cause for beatification is advancing. We anticipate with hope that some day this humble pope and servant of God will be listed among the canonized saints of the Church. I have always hoped that if he is beatified and canonized, I may be present to witness it….. dare I even hope to be chosen to be deacon, since I served his installation Mass in 1978?? (I can always dream, right?)
There is a website now on this centenary celebration for you to go to and keep abreast of developments. I include it here and in the list of “Good Websites” below to the right.
Papa Luciani, pray for us!