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Do go check out this blog post at "Here in the Bonny Glen" about a 21-year old artist’s portrait of John Paul II that’s touring Boston parishes.

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posted March 20, 2006 at 11:26 am

My daughter, Julie Anne Snyder, painted this huge oil of John Paul II last April right after Benedict was elected. Many who view this painting have been brought to tears, it is that life-like. She sensed the presence of the Lord as she painted it, and her secular college classmates were profoundly touched by it too. It was on display at our parish’s women’s bible study, then the confirmation teachers used it, asking Julie to give her own witness about how it came to be. Through that, word of mouth brought the painting to the attention of the Archidiocesan Vocations Office. They were so glad to be able to take the painting “on tour” with the monstrance that was blessed by John Paul II before he died. A benefactor paid to have this masterpiece framed. It’s just amazing how the holy man of God is STILL at work. What a privilege this has been.

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posted March 21, 2006 at 7:33 pm

It was great to have the painting with us as we all adored Jesus truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I wonder if Julie will be doing any paintings of Benedict the XVI…..

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