On this anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II, we direct your attention to these historical items for purchase from Papal Artifacts. To have a signature of the man who is now a saint truly is a treasure. Consider contacting the Curator of Papal Artifacts to obtain one of them.
Father Kunst was able to obtain a cache of Saint John Paul II signed diplomas from the Polish music festival Sacrosong. They range in dates from 1973-1976.
Any autograph of the great saint is desirable, but an autographed document directly associated with a Polish cultural movement that helped preserve Catholic identity in Poland during the Cold War is uniquely historical, especially when signed by the future Pope, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. These will be available only while the documents last and prices vary.
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This famous Polish music festival was begun in 1969. Participants were issued diplomas for their participation, and this is one of them from the festival’s inaugural year.
Pope John Paul was supportive of this festival as a young Cardinal in Poland. His signature is in the center of the document: Karol Cardinal Wojtyla.
The diplomas measure about 11X17. They are in nearly perfect condition and are very beautiful documents, because of John Paul’s signature, and because they add another dimension to the life of our most recent saint.
Note: Pope John Paul II sang the Pater Noster (the Our Father) at the inaugural Sacro Song Concert. This is not from that festival, but is incredibly beautiful to hear his voice.
St. John Paul II, pray for us!