Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington DC

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  • Incredible museum that tells the story of the life of Pope John Paul II. It's a positive museum that details many things about his life with interactive exhibits and is great for the whole family!  more »
  • Especially if one is a devout admirer of John Paul II this is a "must see." The exhibit on the life of this Pope is quite good and instructive, event though the sequence of the exhibit is not always t...  more »
  • We only could give an hour and a half to this wonderful tribute to a great man of God. The artwork in the shrine and chapel were breathtaking, and the exhibit hall had fantastic relics and absolutely ...  more »
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  • The Saint John Paul II shrine is a beautiful and very versatile place. There are amazing lawns, beautiful chapels, informative exhibits, and much more! Most importantly a very reverant place to worship the Lord.
  • If you were touched by this great man and Saint, you must visit the shrine. Honored to pray before his relic.
  • This was an amazing museum experience! The exhibits that chronicle JPII's life were superb and of the finest quality. Anyone who lived during JPII's papacy will be especially interested. It gives you a wider perspective, and I know that I have a larger respect for him and what he was able to accomplish in his lifetime.
  • Amazing museum. I loved it. I am from Brazil and there a lot of people loves Joao Paulo and your actions in the world.
  • Great place to find out about the life of JP2. Well appointed chapel. In close proximity of the National Shrine and Catholic University of America.

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