St. John Paul II’s New Year’s prayer for peace


The pontiff entrusted the New Year to Mary, asking her to guide the world toward a peace that endures.

The first few day of a new calendar year are typically filled with hope. The pope will frequently meditate on the theme of peace, praying that the upcoming year will finally see an end to violence throughout the world.

St. John Paul II ended his 2003 homily with a particular appeal to the Virgin Mary, asking her to guide the world to that peace we all desire. It is a beautiful and short prayer, one that is always relevant as we continue to strive toward that goal.

May Mary help us discover the face of Jesus, Prince of Peace. May she support and accompany us in this new year; may she obtain for us and for the whole world the desired gift of peace! So be it!


Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

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