34 Ways to Have an Epic Life: The Greatness of John Paul the Great

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1.  Son of Emilia and Karol

 

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2.  Son of the Church

 

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3.  Son of Mary

 

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4.  Worker

 

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5.  Athlete

 

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6.  Outdoorsman

 

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7.  Poet

 

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8.  Playwright

 

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9.  Actor

 

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10.  Author

 

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11.  Philosopher

 

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12.  Immigrant

 

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13.  Statesman

 

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14.  Patriot

 

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15.  Rock star

 

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16.  Goofball

 

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17.  Comic book action hero

 

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18.  International man of mystery

 

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19.  Sharp-dressed man

 

An undated and unlocated portrait of Jean Paul II.

 

 

20.  Koala whisperer

 

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21.  Friend of the poor

 

MOTHER TERESA, POPE JOHN PAUL II AT HOME FOR DYING IN 1986

 

 

22.  Friend of the young

 

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23.  Friend of the old

 

Pope John Paul II in 2005

 

 

24.  Friend for life

 

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25.  Apostle of suffering

 

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26.  Apostle of divine mercy

 

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27.  Defender of culture

 

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28.  Defender of life

 

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29.  Defender of freedom

 

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30.  Defender of truth

 

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31.  Pastor

 

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32.  Pilgrim

 

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33.  Priest forever

 

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34.  Saint

 

John Paul the Great, ora pro nobis.

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CatholicVote.org is celebrating Pope John Paul II and his contributions to solving problems facing the world over the last 50 years. Here are other published commentaries at CV this week:

April 21: ‘As long as I have breath within me I shall cry out peace in the name of God’ by Tom Hoopes

April 21: 34 ways to have an epic life — the greatness of John Paul the Great by John White

April 22: John Paul II, Abortion, and Democracy by Carson Holloway

April 23: JP2 on the New Feminism: Be Not Afraid by Pia de Solenni

9 thoughts on “34 Ways to Have an Epic Life: The Greatness of John Paul the Great

  1. Regina Starr says:

    This iis awesome. John, you brought the humanity if John Paul alive for us. He must be humbly pleased. Thank you and God bless.

  2. Nitish says:

    This is truly inspiring. Thank you so much for making this article John White. God love you.

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