I 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.
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This famous Polish music festival was begun in 1969. Participants were issued diplomas for their participation, and these are some of them from the festival.
Pope John Paul was supportive of this festival as a young Cardinal in Poland. His signature is in the center of the documents: Karol Cardinal Wojtyla.
The diplomas measure about 11 X 17. 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.
At the inaugural Sacrosong Festival, Cardinal Wojtyla sang the Pater Noster. While this one is not the one from the festival, it is a fitting tribute to the priest/cardinal/pope who offerred his life to us and to the people of Poland, helping them to keep their culture alive during the horrific Nazi and Communist regimes that sought to erase the Catholic culture of Poland.
St. John Paul II, pray for us!