O Papa, you left us still wanting you. *
Last night, my family and I finished watching the movie "Pope John Paul II", and inspiring and moving video on Pope John Paul the Second. I was moved by this great man's life story, one I was only around for the end of. Produced by Ignatius Press, in cooperation with the Vatican, this is one film worth watching.
You kept a spirit of humbleness
Tore down the curtain of Communisits
Moving forward spreading
truth... peace... *
While such a great man must be hard to potray to the satisfaction of those who knew him, the actors picked for the Pope did an outstanding job. I was so moved at how much they looked and sounded like our dear Holy Father. The rest of the actors were no less amazing. Even though the film stars many big name actors (Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lee, Ben Gazzara and James Cromwell) it is not the actors that you see, but the people that they potray.
You touched our heart with,
Your prayer and your suffering and,
Brought us the years of
the Rosary and Eucharist. *
"Had I won the Emmy, I was going to say the following: 'Playing John Paul II brought me peace withing and humbled me greatly. It was an amazing adventure. His love touched us all'. Those were the words in my pocket." said Voight.
"If you get to play a million roles as an actor, you're lucky to be remembered for one," said Elwes. "If I'm remembered for this one, I'll be very lucky." ..."I draw the line now. I won't do roles that are flippant, or filled with expletives for no reason, or that have no value. Playing John Paul Really defined that for me."**
**John Paul II companion booklet