Find Purpose in Pain: St. John Paul II’s Guide to Healing

Healing is hard. Even as we’re making progress, we still have to find the strength to bear the daily pain that’s part of the healing process.

So how do we not only bear our daily crosses, but find meaning and grace in them?

On Monday, October 23rd, join Catholic journalist Patrick Novecosky and speaker Bill Donaghy to discover the timeless wisdom of Pope St. John Paul IIsomeone who endured untold suffering in his life, yet emerged as a great saint.

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How can we heal—and become sanctified in the process?

All of us have trials to endure in this life. Loss of loved ones, disappointment, interior and exterior hurts, illness, sadness, conflict—and they often leave us with a long road of healing and recovery.

The daily pain that we face as we walk this road of healing can be a significant challenge in itself. How do we go about the often-wearying task of picking up our daily crosses?

Pope St. John Paul II was well-acquainted with suffering. His home country was invaded by the Nazis, then the Communists, and he lost his parents and siblings when he was very young. He had to attend seminary underground and endure the persecution of the atheistic Communist government as he led his people as a priest and bishop in Poland. As Pope, he was nearly killed in an assassination attempt and suffered a debilitating disease in his old age.

Yet he was not broken by any of this. Through the grace of ChristWho did not refuse His own Cross, but bore it with divine lovehis crosses transformed him into a loving shepherd, a courageous leader, and ultimately, a saint. And he is here to teach you how your crosses, too, can be endless fountains of grace.

On October 23rd, join award-winning Catholic journalist Patrick Novecosky and author/speaker Bill Donaghy on a journey into the wisdom of John Paul IIand start seeing your crosses in a whole new light!

Patrick Novecosky

Patrick Novecosky

Award-Winning Catholic Journalist

The winner of more than two dozen awards from the Catholic Press Association, Patrick has edited and written for some of America’s top Catholic publications. He is managing partner at NovaMedia, a marketing firm specializing in the Catholic space. He met Pope St. John Paul II five times and he has made Pope Francis laugh out loud. Most importantly, he is a husband and father of five beautiful children.

Bill Donaghy

Bill Donaghy

Catholic Speaker & Author

Bill has dedicated his career to mission, evangelization, and education since the early 1990s. He is a content specialist at the Theology of the Body Institute and has given talks and retreats across the country and internationally. He is a proud husband and father of four.

This Event Includes

Live Q&A and audience interaction

Engage in live Q&A and audience interaction with our expert speakers, ask burning questions, and receive personalized insights. Take advantage of this interactive experience to ask practical questions about how to take up your daily cross as St. John Paul II did.

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