02 April 2012

Our special window

Blessed John Paul II died seven years ago today.

My greatest memory is of the day in 1983 when I was privileged to concelebrate Mass with him in his papal chapel, and meet him afterwards. When I asked if I could take his blessing back to my family and the parish, he embraced me and said, "With all my heart, I bless you and your people."

His blessing has stuck!

The window pictured above was made and installed in the church to commemorate the event.