Saturday, May 12, 2012
Beacon Journal religion writer Colette M. Jenkins has written a lengthy (over 11 words) article on an exhibit of Pope John Paul in Beachwood. "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" is scheduled to open Thursday — what would be the late pope’s 92nd birthday — at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood. It focuses on the contributions the pope made in building a relationship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths.
“Our hope is that the exhibit is more than a spectacle. We want it to educate people, to commemorate what John Paul did and to inspire those who visit to embrace the virtues of openness, respect and dialogue that he exhibited throughout his life,” said John Buchanan, co-creator of the exhibit and director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
The exhibit arrived at the Beachwood museum this week and is being installed. It is divided into four major sections that reflect the late pope’s life: as a child growing up in Poland (1920-1938), the World War II years (1939-1945), as a priest, archbishop and cardinal (1946-1978) and during his papacy (1978-2005). It includes photos, artifacts, video footage, documents and quotations from the pope that help tell the story of his relationship to the Jewish people throughout his life.
Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students 12 and older and $5 for ages 5 to 11. Special rates are available for group tours, which can be scheduled any days, even on Mondays, when the museum is closed to the general public. The museum is at 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood.
For information, visit www.maltzmuseum.org and www.blessingexhibit.org.
Posted by Harry Liggett at 7:53 AM