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Pause and Pray

The Vocation That Suits

Jan 10, 2022
Blocks spelling out the words thank you


He wanted to reunite Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians, and became a Capuchin friar as a step toward that desire. But Leopold Mandić’s health issues and mild personality led him down a different path: 48 years of hearing confessions (and giving lenient penances). Among those he counseled was a young seminarian who became Pope John Paul II.


Saint Leopold, help me to embrace God’s plan,
especially when it seems smaller
than my dreams and ambitions.


Send a thank you note or email to someone whose kindnesses and counsel greatly influenced your life.

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