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John XXIII (Pope) (1881 – 1963)


Elected as John XXIII, the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on October 28, 1958.
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John XXIII (Pope)
From the saints I must take the substance, not the accidents of their virtues. I am not St. Aloysius, nor must I seek holiness in his particular way, but according to the requirements of my own nature, my own character and the different conditions of my life. I must not be the dry, bloodless reproduction of a model, however perfect. God desires us to follow the examples of the saints by absorbing the vital sap of their virtues and turning it into our own life-blood, adapting it to our own individual capacities and particular circumstances. If St. Aloysius had been as I am, he would have become holy in a different way.
John XXIII (Pope) quotes
If God created shadows it was to better emphasize the light.
John XXIII (Pope)
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.




John XXIII (Pope) quotes
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
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