Pope St. John Paul II: Vignette
- Feast Day: October 22nd
- Patron Of: World Youth Days
- Born: Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, Poland
- Died: April 2, 2005
We had a special idea for this design, but didn't know how to combine three defining moments from Pope John Paul II's amazing life all into one scene. We love how our artist brought our vision to life through this vignette! Next, we completed it with Papa JPII's own words of encouragement to inspire and invite Catholics of all ages to pray for his intercession. Remember, Pope Saint John Paul II truly understands the challenges we face from the tension between our faith and today's culture.
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In the foreground of our engaging composition you find this saint depicted as Pope John Paul II - a tribute to his nearly 27 years as one of the world’s most loved Popes (who graced the cover of Time Magazine as “Man of the Year” in 1994!). For the background we asked our artist to include the historic Wawel Cathedral in Poland. This is where the newly ordained Father Karol Wojtyla performed his first Mass in 1946. And in front of the cathedral you find the man-behind-the-saint in the midst of young people gathered outdoors. This is significant because as a priest (and even as a Cardinal) Fr. Wojtyla organized nature trips as a favorite way to connect with youth to discuss and deepen the Faith. It also pays homage to Pope John Paul II as an impassioned advocate for the youth of the world. Yes, Papa JPII was an empathetic advocate for the youth of the world. You may remember it was he who initiated World Youth Day. He encouraged young Catholics to strive for holiness and sainthood, urging, “Do not be afraid to become the saints of the new millennium!” The companion quotation we've used here reminds us that while he was Pope our new friend in Heaven was truly in touch with the fears we face: "I plead with you, never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be Not Afraid."
All pillowcases, regardless of fabric content, are sized to fit Standard & Queen size pillows and measure 20" x 31".
- Poly/Cotton pillowcases (we established our company using these) have a 2" hem and virtually zero shrinkage.
- 100% Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. This silky soft fabric has been pre-shrunk; no worries about shrinkage.
- Organic Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. Preshrunk with a soft yet crisp feel that only gets softer with every wash.
We are happy to say that we print only on pillowcases that are made in the USA, and we use inks that are certified safe for you, your family and the environment (Oeko-Tex Standard 100).
All of the Prayer Pillowcase photographs you see on this website were taken of our original Poly/Cotton pillow cases with 2" hems.