PAKISTAN - پاکستان
Blessed Paul VI was a pilgrim in 1970 to Pakistan. Pope Saint John Paul II followed in his footsteps in 1981, during his 9th apostolic trip (his only one in 1981 due to the assasination attempt on his life on 13th May, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima).
Here below are responses to Totus2us given by Pakistanis -
- many thanks to you ♥
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مفت mp3 Totus2us آڈیو ریکارڈنگ کو انفرادی طور پر، صحیح / بلیو مفت کے لئے بٹن پر ڈبل کلک کریں ڈاؤن لوڈ، اتارنا کرنے کے لئے
"I was finishing school in 1995 and it was a time when I was searching for a deeper meaning in life. Like any young person, you start to wander what's more in life, is there something more than just living? I just kept wondering about this and at that time one of my religion teachers kept telling us that 'you know, God has a plan in your life. He made you not just to eat, drink, make merry and die.' But then he also told us 'Only God can tell you what this plan is. No priest, no sister, nobody else can give you the answer.' Well, I was looking for something deeper at that point in life and I decided to actually do what he said. I would go on my balcony, the 4th floor of an 11 storey building, and just look up to the sky and say 'Lord, what do you want to do with me? Do you have a plan for me?' And, to be honest, I don't think I ever wanted an answer, I don't think I expected an answer, but the frightening thing was that within about two weeks time something started to happen, answers were coming. It's hard to describe what was happening; there was something happening in me, something was going on."
- as well as hopefully bringing you joy,
you'd be really helping Totus2us ♥
Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt.
Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria. - St Louis de Montfort
"I am totally yours and all that I have is yours.
I accept you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.”
St John Paul II took his motto Totus Tuus from this quote.
(Published on 17 April 2015)
Ooberfuse, 1 of the bands chosen to play at JMJ Madrid & featured on Totus2us' World Youth Days, TOP CHAT & Word on the Street podcasts, have released a song & video in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti, who was murdered in Pakistan on 2 March last year for speaking out against the blasphemy laws under sharia. The song is entitled Blood Cries Out & is as compelling & powerful as it is eloquent & impressive. It shows what music can do when at the service of culture / truth. Thank you, Ooberfuse, for helping Shahbaz Bhatti's blood cry out with a message for peace.
As Hal said in interview: "In our research for the song we looked at extremely disturbing footage. Shahbaz’s car, after a visit to his elderly mother’s house, was riddled with bullets and spattered with blood following his assassination. ..We also watched an interview with Shahbaz weeks before he was killed in which he anticipates further suffering and continuing death threats. The song, Blood Cries Out, samples a phrase from the interview in which Shahbaz says he has experienced already the suffering of the cross. It is a tragic irony that Shahbaz’s message to those who would listen was Christ’s very own ‘Do not kill in the name of religion, but love each other.’” Ooberfuse will perform the song at a rally in London this Saturday 10th March, sponsored by the British Pakistani Christian Association and Aid to the Church in Need. The march will kick off at the Pakistani Embassy in Lowndes Square and culminate with the rally and concert in Trafalgar Square.