St. Pope John Paul II

Born in Poland in 1920, Karol Jozef Wojtyla later became known as Pope St. John Paul II, or St. John Paul the Great. He was Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005 and was the second longest-serving pope in modern history. He was also the first non-Italian Pope since 1523. He traveled widely during his pontificate, visiting 129 countries. His motto was “Totally yours” and his special emphasis was on the universal call to holiness. During his reign, Pope John Paul II beatified 1,340 people and canonized 483 saints which was more than the combined total of previous popes in the past five centuries. He died in 2005 at the age of eighty-five. He was beatified in 2011 and canonized in 2014. His feast day is celebrated on October 22nd and he is the patron saint of World Youth Day, young Catholics and families. His attributes which can be seen in sacred art and stained glass are the papal vestments and the papal ferula or staff with a knob and cross on top. If you would like a stained glass window of St. Pope John Paul II, then please feel free to contact us as soon as possible. We will be happy to show you our range and assist you with your important choice.

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