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Humility and Grace in Aging


When Karol Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II in 1978, he was an avid skier, hiker, and swimmer. But during his nearly 27-year pontificate, age and health issues caught up with him, as they do with us all. Even when he was in pain and unsteady, the pope continued to evangelize in person, including trips to Switzerland and France less than a year before his death.


St. John Paul II,
help me
to serve God
even on the days
my feet hurt
and my head aches.


Send a card or email or make a phone call today to someone who isn’t as physically active as he or she once was.

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