By looking at John Paul II, right away you were able to see that there is no separation, the more the schizophrenia between a many of prayer and a man of action. On the contrary, in Karol Wojtyła there was a full cohesion of life, harmonious unity between the two attitudes. And, paradoxically, his extraordinary condition was so normal, so natural. This is the most precious heritage that John Paul II left us: faith experienced in a transparent and consistent way in daily life, in the history of each day. But, this faith was able to transform human and social reality.
I believe that if we would like to talk about Wojtyła “privately”, we have to start that he was a man of God, a man of prayer.
A prayer was his immersion in God, being with God. He was never blankly passing by the Blessed Sacrament; until he was able to do so, he was kneeling or lying in a cross shape and praying. And, if he thought that he is alone, you could hear how he is softly talking with Lord Jesus. He was very creative; he himself created a great number of prayers. And, he was singing, He liked to sing, especially during the daily adoration, which he never neglected.
At the permission of Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz – “At the side of the Saint”
St. Stanislaus BM Publisher, Kraków 2013