We recently celebrated St. John XXIII’s first Feast Day as a saint of the Catholic Church. Well now it’s time to celebrate St. John Paul II’s first Feast Day as a saint of the Catholic Church! These two were just canonized together on April 27, earlier this year. The special thing about JPII (our favorite nickname for St. John Paul II) is that a lot of younger Catholics can actually remember his Papacy.
Since he only passed away in 2005, we have plenty of great pictures of him to help us remember all the great things he did for the Catholic Church. To honor his first Feast Day as a saint, we wanted to share some of our favorite JPII memes and pictures! Some are funny, some share wise words he spoke, other we just plain enjoy, regardless of the reasoning we hope you like them too. Feel free to share any and all of your favorites with us here, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+.
In no particular order, here are our favorite JP memes:
– JPII: Fisher of men…also of fish
– JPII loved to ski, even as Pope!
– JPII playing a little soccer with the kids
– JPII hanging with a koala
– JPII getting the crowd pumped
– JPII > batman
We hope you enjoyed our favorite JPII memes! As one of the most beloved Catholic figures in recent memory, he will surely get a ton of attention on his first Feast Day as a saint (and deservedly so!). We hope this post contributes to the celebration by bringing a smile to your face. We shared these memes because they made us smile, laugh, and fondly reminisce St. John Paul II.