In the hour of farewell, or, better, of leave-taking, I repeat once more that what matters most in this life is: our blessed Jesus Christ, his holy Church, his Gospel, and in the Gospel above all else the Our Father according to the mind and heart of Jesus, and the truth and goodness of his Gospel, goodness which must be meek and kind, hardworking and patient, unconquerable and victorious.
—John XXIII. Spiritual Testament. 1954 p.343, Journal of a Soul
Saint John, Pray for Us!!!
Our New Secular Franciscan Saint: Celebrating the Life and Canonization of Saint John XXIII (John Clem, O.F.S.)
St. John XXIII: Pope of Innocence and Goodness (World Meeting of Families)
Saint John XXIII (Franciscan Media)
The Virtues of Saint John XXIII (Bishop Robert Barron – Word On Fire)
Remembering St. John XXIII’s “Moonlight Speech” on the evening of October 11, 1962 (Fr. Thomas Rosica – Salt + Light)
Pacem in Terris – encyclical by Pope John XXIII establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity, and liberty
Pope John XXIII’s Papal Polenta (Catholic Cuisine)