Sunday, October 09, 2011

Swami John-Paul II

Pope John Paul II used to beat himself with a belt and sleep on a bare floor to bring himself closer to Christ, a book published Wednesday says.
The late pope had a particular belt for self-flagellation and brought it with him to his summer residence, according to the book, "Why he is a Saint: The True story of John Paul II."
"As some members of his own entourage were able to hear with their own ears, both in Poland and in the Vatican, Karol Wojtyla flagellated himself," the book says, using the name the pope was given at birth.

Ascetic austerities are characteristic of merit-based religions.  

1 comment:

  1. I think by rights you should offer Catholics cream to put on that burn.