A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 11 October

St John XXIII (OM)

Romans 1:1-7; Psalm 98; Luke 11:29-32

Vatican II

Pope John XXIII (1958-63) called the Second Vatican Council and set in motion a reform of the Church that is still unfolding. He died before the Council ended but his legacy lives on. He wanted the windows of the Church to be opened out to the World so that both might learn from each other. May we never lose sight of the Council’s insistence that the followers of Jesus identify with the “joys and hopes, the grief and suffering” of all people. Pope St John, pray for us. Mary, mother of the Apostles, pray for all called to shepherd the People of God.

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