Monday, July 22, 2013

Wrong way to illustrate John Paul II

Or any blessed/saint pope for that matter!

Here is how Pope St. Pius X is represented

Pope Pius X is holding a book here.  My guess is this is his Catechism, which like the Baltimore Catechism is still a very good Catechism.  Click here for a copy.

See here?

St. Pius X is wearing the red cape but no miter and no ferula.


Because the pope here is not vested for Mass!

Look at what a friend found, a statue of the soon-to-be St. John Paul II at the Blessed John Paul II parish in Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City.

Notice something?


The papal ferula and miter is on the image!


The pope is not vested for Mass.

FYI, the papal cape is NOT a liturgical vestment!

Look at how the red cape is worn by the pope.


Just Google.

Or be humble enough to ask if you don't know or are not sure.

If I were to illustrate St. John Paul II, I'll have him hold a copy of Evangelium Vitae on his left hand and would have young people standing next or kneeling beside him with his hand raised like that of a teacher.


Those are just two of his greatest legacy.  Maybe a little edit to this and we got it right.  :)

You illustrate a saint with people or things associated with him.

With Pope John XXIII, have him hold a copy of the Apostolic Constitution Humanae Salutis.  FYI, that declared the convening of the Second Vatican Council.

He holds a scroll with his famous quote about the need to call the Vatican Council II "We are not on earth to guard a museum, but to tend a blooming garden full of life."

Any artist out there?  :)

PS:  I am still looking for a good statue of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod highlighting their martyrdom.

1 comment:

  1. What About (soon to be)Blessed Jose Maria de Manila? Are we going to depict him with Gunshot Wounds and Holding a Rifle?