Today is the first feast day of Pope John XXIII, it is one of the unusual feast days as it is not on the day of his birth or death but on the date that Vatican II began. It also marks the beginning of this blog. It has been 52 years since The Good Pope John opened the council and I have tried to make some of the documents of Vatican II understandable, I’ve tried to keep up but done one so far I think, but more should be coming soon. I hope to get into the constitutions Dei Verbum, Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes as well as many of the Decrees and Declarations in the little over a year that we have left in this anniversary celebration. When John XXIII was canonized many places around the internet gave nice biographical sketches of the Pope. I am sure they can still be found, or if you want to pull it from the Vatican they have one up as well along with other documents from John XXIII. In a matter of days Paul VI will be beatified and John Paul II will have a feast day as well. I hope that all three of these Pope can inspire us in the upcoming week.