|In this gallery of our new exhibit, we have an exact replica of the Holy Doors in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.|
Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christ's power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind. Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of States, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows “what is in man.” He alone knows it.
-Saint John Paul II, Homily for Inauguration of Pontificate
As he took the Chair of Saint Peter, Saint John Paul II asked all seekers, all faithful, and all doubters to listen to the words of St. Peter: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:16).
As the new Successor of Peter, John Paul II challenged all present to renew their faith in Jesus, who alone has the words of eternal life. As light comes out of the darkness, John Paul II rose out of communist Poland in order to point the entire Church beyond their fears and back to Jesus.
As visitors to our exhibit walk through the doors pictured above, we pray that they heed St. John Paul II’s call to cast all fears aside and open wide their hearts to Christ.
Please join us here in the coming weeks as we continue to explore the themes of our permanent exhibit. As you learn more, prayerfully consider a pilgrimage to see these themes come to life yourself.
St. John Paul II, Pray for Us!