Today is 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to SA

Today is 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to SA

The culture of San Antonio can and did bring about a great economic event that still holds the record for the largest crowd in Texas History.

Pope John Paul II’s 1987 visit to San Antonio is still the largest crowd for any public event in the history of the State of Texas 30 years later. I was there with my mom and dad and many other Knights O fColumbus members a hundred yards away from the center of the altar. A great and hot day!

30 Years Ago today, Pope John Paul II said: “To those who have been far away from the sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love, I make this appeal: Come back to this source of grace; do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you, and you will be at peace with God!” – Pope John Paul II. Sept 13, 1987, Westover Hills in San Antonio, TX

My dad cheerfully loaned the use of the land where the altar was located after Msgr. Lawrence Steuben asked him, WayneWright and Marty Wender.

 

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