Huntsville Monks Reflect on Pope John Paul II

Huntsville Monks Reflect on Pope John Paul II

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Alex Cabrero reportingPeople all over the world are feeling that sense of loss over the Pope's passing.

Churches all across America and the world are seeing plenty of people coming in to say a prayer for the Pope.

At the Trappist Monastery in Huntsville, Utah, monks say a prayer for him every day anyway. But today it had a bit more touch to it.

Some sounds just relax your body. Others, are meant for the soul.

Six times a day, everyday, you can hear the monks of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Huntsville chant their prayers.

Today, though, it had a little extra oomph.

Abbot Casimir Bernas/ Abbey of the Holy Trinity: "The Pope has received his mission from God."

Even in a place where you won't find a television or a radio, word spread fast that the Pope had died.

Casimir Bernas: "People not only loved him, but he loved people."

Abbot Casimir Bernas has dedicated his life to the beliefs the Pope taught... more so than most. One major thing he noticed under his reign was how he connected to children.

Casimir Bernas: "He has established a real bridge between the message of Christ from 2,000 years ago and today."

Father Charles Cummings/ Abbey of the Holy Trinity: "He would sing with them and he would crack jokes and at the same time speak to them about God and challenge them to live according to the values of the gospel."

And even though many of us think of this as a sad time, the monks at the monastery prefer to think of what's going on with Pope John Paul II as happy times."

Charles Cummings: "He represents, here on earth, the Lord Jesus."

Casimir Bernas: "He's put his stamp on the church. No doubt about it."

Everyone agrees you can replace the Pope, but it's going to take an amazing person to replace John Paul II.

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