Monday, May 23, 2011

Statues of Blessed John Paul II

AP Story

By now, many of you have probably seen this statue of Blessed John Paul II.  I will kindly call it very unattractive.  Bear in mind that as a rule, modern art leaves me cold.  People are in a uproar though about this statue.  Thankfully I have a beautiful statue for you to look at instead. 
The statue below is the St. Peter Meditation Garden.  While it is larger than life - it shows Blessed John Paul II in a familiar pose, reaching out to his people, a look of love on his face, holding his papal cross. 

Prayer for the Intercession of  
Pope John Paul II

O Holy Trinity,we thank you for having given to the Church Pope John Paul II, and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness, the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love.  He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd and has pointed out to us holiness as the path to reach eternal communion with You. Grant us, through his intercession, according to your will, the grace that we implore,in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen. (from EWTN)

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