st. john's basilica

On May 13, 1981, during His Papal Ride, St. John Paul II was shot but survived, praising Our Lady for the miracle, saying “It was a mother’s hand that guided the bullet’s path.”

“When you are depressed, bear in mind the Lord’s command to Peter to forgive a sinner seventy times seven.
And you may be sure that He Who gave this command to another will Himself do very much more.”

  ~Saint John Climacus

(Photo: dramoor © 2015 Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy)