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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Exam Students Turn to John Paul for Inspiration News - Latest News - Exam Students Turn to John Paul for Inspiration

Scottish catholic students can purchase armbands seeking the help of John Paul II in their studies thanks to sixteen year old Daniel Philbin Bowman. Bowman hopes that young people will ask for John Paul's intercession at difficult times - for example, while taking exams.

Think that this is a great idea and could turn into something bigger if all sorts of words and saints appeared on armbands in order to expand the faithful's participation in the communion of saints. Too many Catholic churches have gone the route of least possible reference to the saints and to the divine in the name of simplicity and austerity so that worship spaces too often look like factory floors.

Perhaps these armbands will help focus greater attention to those who have preceeded us on the way and lead to a greater restoration of holy images in our worship.


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