Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Got Wojtyla?

With the first papal trek to the States in a decade on-deck and coverage expected to shoot through the ceiling post-Easter, don't be surprised if a man called Karol ends up looming large over the whole shebang.

John Paul II made five pilgrimages to these shores, and as his beatification cause proceeds, officials are seeking testimonies from English speakers who met the late great Polish Pope:
On the occasion of the upcoming third anniversary of the death of the Servant of God John Paul II, the Office of the Postulation for his cause of beatification and canonization is looking for testimonies from the faithful about a personal encounter with John Paul II during his life or a testimony of his intercession after his death to be published in it's English edition of the monthly magazine "Totus Tuus." Entries should be no more than a page in length, single spaced, and can be sent to the following e-mail address: postulatio@vicariatusurbis.org with the subject "I am giving my personal testimony." Please note that any testimonies submitted will subject to editing and that submission is no guarantee of publication. Anyone who does not wish to have their testimony published may also so indicate in the accompanying e-mail.
As previously noted, B16 will again celebrate an open-air Mass on 2 April to mark the third anniversary of his predecessor's death.

But when it comes to Wojtyla tributes, this one's hard to top:

...clip courtesy of Salt+Light.