Beatification of John Paul II scheduled for May 1 - Anaheim Roman Catholic | Examiner.com:
"May 1, the day scheduled for the ceremony, is of special significance to the late Pope.
'For those who followed John Paul II's pontificate, it is a special Sunday,' said Vatican spokes person Fr. Lombardi. It is a 'fundamental date in his life and his encounter with the Lord... it is the day the Church celebrates the apparition of Jesus to the disciples in the upper room and the institution of Confession.'"