September 18, 2005

"The Jeweller's Shop"

I must say, I was really touched by this play. At first, I had a difficult time wrapping my head around it; the format and presentation is so unusual, I just didn't "get it." As I continued reading, I fell into the rhythm and I enjoyed this reading.

It amazes me that our former Pope wrote this almost risque drama. I am not Catholic and know very little about the beliefs, but it's surprising that a man like John Paul has such startling insights into marriage. I'm still trying to gauge my feelings. I really liked this work and it's comforting to know that this man, who was previously just an unreachable entity to a non-Catholic, has touched me in a way few authors do. I suppose this just stablizes my belief that religion should not cause a rift amongst us, but unite us, even if the particulars of the religions differ.

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 18, 2005 11:20 AM


Isn't is amazing the insight the Pope had on marriage? Perhaps because he had seen so many couples, and then later, wed many as well.

He always came off as so tender and loving, perhaps it was due to his age - but it seems as though everyone could relate to Pope John Paul.

I wonder what the new Pope did in his spare time when he was younger?

Posted by: Katie Aikins at September 18, 2005 08:38 PM

You're right! Until recently (unfortunately with the death of John Paul II) I never really paid attention to the happenings of Catholics. I guess that was selfish and narrow-minded of me, but I felt I was never effected. Anyway, after reading this, I've reached a point where I realize that although I may not have the same beliefs as someone, that is not an excuse for ignorance.

Posted by: Katie Lambert at September 19, 2005 12:57 PM

As a young man, Karol went kayaking and skiing, took long nature hikes, wrote poetry, and of course did theater.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 19, 2005 07:25 PM
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