This artistic tribute to the beloved Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, in authentic stained glass, is a permanent reminder of this enduring missionary zeal. As the most traveled Pope in history, he logged over 700,000 miles visiting 129 countries around the world, bringing the Gospel message of the Peace of Christ to all nations. He was constantly reaching out to all people - to all God's children.
The scene was created by master artist Jack Woodson, known for his historical realism and special affinity for religious works, particularly in stained glass. Here, the confident image of the Holy Father is based on an official portrait of the Pope in Rome. Mr. Woodson considered working on A Tribute to Pope John Paul II to be a sacred honor. The result is a powerful image of a saintly man on a sacred mission.
Like John Paul's proclamation of the Gospel message, the image in this genuine stained glass round will endure forever. Skilled artisans hand apply fifteen individual hues to the textured cathedral glass before it is kiln fired at temperatures approaching the melting point of the glass, fusing the colors to the glass forever; they will never fade