The Deacon's Bench

Every time I see this picture, of Karol Wojtyla, I’m struck by the family resemblance. My father looked like that. And his father before him — a man who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania along with countless other Slovak immigrants, and who named his daughter Anne, after the patroness of coal miners and the grandmother of Christ.

I posted something on John Paul’s writings about work last year.

Happy Labor Day, Laborers.

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