St. John Paul II
St. John Paul II is the Patron Saint of Array of Hope. Being involved in theater during his young adult life, he had a special love for the arts and called all artists “to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of man.” (i) Additionally, John Paul II is called the "pope of the family” (ii) and he tirelessly proclaimed the Gospel of Life and Love. His convictions about the centrality of marriage and family and the power of the arts directly coincide with the mission of Array of Hope to spread the Gospel through the arts and music. Array of Hope finds in St. John Paul II a powerful inspiration, and we entrust our mission and work to him and to his intercession.Saint John Paul II, pray for us.
i John Paul II, “Letter to Artists” (April 4, 1999), no. 14.
ii Pope Francis, “Homily at the Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II” (Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014).