Sunday, April 3, 2011

Recalling Pope John Paul II - Laetare: Rejoice!

Today is rejoicing (laetare) Sunday.  Yesterday the anniversary of Pope John Paul II's death was an occasion to rejoice in light of his forthcoming beatification (on May 1).

With a visiting Jesuit friend, I dropped in on the Stamp Exhibition that reflected the life and ministry of the late Holy Father.  I met the energetic Anthony Sales, the collector of the 160-panel exhibition (you need a good 45-60 minutes to explore them overall, even more to read all the commentary). There is even a representation of the stamp that will be issued April 16 in anticipation of the beatification.

For some reason, my edited photos are inaccessible; here are the unretouched impressions instead.  The exhibition continues all day today and tomorrow, April 4 from 9am to 6 pm at St. Patrick's Basilica, Nepean and Kent streets, Ottawa.

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