Be Not Afraid Sticker

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44 years ago today, a newly elected Pope Saint John Paul II spoke the words โ€œ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅโ€ during his inaugural mass. โฃ

Even St. John Paul II did not know the impact that those words would make during his papacy. Years later he reflected on this continued usage of โ€œBe not afraidโ€ saying, it was โ€œaddressed to all people, an exhortation to conquer fear in the present world situationโ€. โฃ

โ€œWhen pronouncing these words in St. Peterโ€™s Square, I already knew that my first encyclical and my entire papacy would be tied to the truth of the Redemption. ๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ โ€œ๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ!โ€: โ€œ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€ (cf. Jn 3:16).โฃ


Sticker designed by local artist, Emily Pitre
Size:3" water, scratch, and sunlight resistant sticker