Sunday, April 01, 2007

Pope John Paul the Great

Seeing as tomorrow is the second anniversary of the death of our beloved Holy Father John Paul II and I absolutely love him, I'm going to try to pull together some kind of post. Be warned, if you actually plan to read this thing, prepare yourself for a discombobulated and crazy conglomeration of interesting facts, stories etc. That said, let us begin.

To begin with, for anyone interested in learning more about JPII, anyone who knows nothing about him but wants to learn something, or anyone who wants to see an incredible movie, find some way of seeing this, it is more then worth your time. It made me laugh, cry... and love Pope John Paul II. In fact it was mostly this movie that put him on my list of confirmation names. And I now am completely stuck trying to decide between him and St. Paul.
Anyways I also enjoy attempting to draw him as you may have noticed in these two previous posts. This evening I drew another picture of him, as you can see on the left.
Lastly I can't go without mentioning two years ago when he died. Not that I have incredible stories to share, but I watched hours of news coverage that did share incredible stories.

His life story is amazing, but I'm not the one to tell it, there is the movie that I mentioned above and there are dozens of books to explore.

Okay I warned you it was going to be a discombobulated mess, but there you have it.


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Did you draw the picture?

Ria said...

Yes, I drew it from a book we have called "John Paul II, A Tribute" which is full of pictures of him.

Nancy C. Brown said...

I loved him too, and I thought your post was great. Your drawing is wonderful, too. What a talented person you are!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Great job-- my, I'd like to have you in my art class!

Ria said...

I wish I could be in your art class, I'm sure I'd love it!!