The Essence of Who I Am-
"I would be remiss if I didn't share with all of you my truest love of all, the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church. My faith is the most important thing in my life. It is the only thing which I can not be parted from and is what gives me hope. He is the lover of my soul and my secret hiding place. I will be restless until I rest in Him."
"Precisely because your competing does not take place for the sake of mere and superficial amusement, but to give proof of your ability and of what fruits a long and arduous preparation may yield, sporting effort is a real school of virtue, of which the ancient biblical book of wisdom writes:
"When it is present, they imitate it, and they long for it when it as gone; and throughout all time it marches crowned in triumph, victory in the contest for prizes that are undefiled. "
And when it is practiced at the international level, then it becomes a propitious element to overcome multiple barriers, in such a way as to reveal and strengthen the unity of the human family, beyond all differences of race, culture, politics of religion."
Pope John Paul II