- Posted April 23, 2014 by
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Canonización de Juan Pablo II
Drew and John Paul II
Family and friends have commented on Pope John Paul II's kindly expression and on how he and I appear to have locked eyes during the encounter and blessing. It was moments etched permanently in my mind, an indelible few moments with a charismatic human who made you feel as if you were the only person on earth. I think he made most, if not everyone in that section -- the sick and maimed and their caretakers -- feel that. His canonization on Sunday will be an official rite of the Church; we who've known the honor of his presence have always considered him sainted.