Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Memorial of Blessed John Paul II Today! Reading Available!

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Today is the (optional) memorial of Blessed Pope John Paul II. Even the most hardcore printed breviary fans will want to go online for the Office of Readings (second reading) and the concluding prayer. Find these at ibreviary.com (widget on right side of this page, or at the Vatican website. 

What makes this second reading unique is that many who read today  it actually witnessed it being delivered--either in person or via television. It is John Paul's inaugural homily. There were no EWTN live broadcasts back in 1978, but many of us caught a bit of it on the evening news.