Pope John Paul II
WYD 2003: "Do not be ashamed to recite the Rosary alone, walking to school, to university or to work, or as you commute by public transport. Adopt the habit of reciting it among yourselves, in your groups, movements & associations.Do not hesitate to suggest that it be recited at home by your parents, brothers & sisters, because it rekindles & strengthens the bonds between family members.This prayer will help you to be strong in your faith, constant in charity, joyful and persevering in hope."
A unique, personal portrait of Pope Saint John Paul II, young, vivacious, and knowing in his heart that he would one day consecrate Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, singlehandedly bringing down the Soviet Union, and transforming the hammer of the Soviet flag into a great iron cross, and the sickle into the crescent moon under Our Lady's feet, to quote Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.