May 1, 2011
A blessed day
John Paul II did many things during his pontificate, but most of all he taught us the meaning of suffering. I wrote a paper on his Apostolic letter Salvifici Doloris - On the Meaning of Human Suffering, and connected it to the writings on suffering by St. Therese of Lisieux. They both showed us how suffering can be redemptive and meaningful for those with faith. He also taught us how to die, with dignity and everlasting Love for God.