The Mass of Pope John Paul II in Rural America
A photographic record of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Des Moines, Iowa in October 1979, available for the first time since the original publication in 1979.
Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) was the first non-Italian Pope since 1523. His 27 years as pontiff included the breaking down of the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism. On one of his first trips as Pope, John Paul II visited rural America, celebrating Mass at Living History Farms in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 4, 1979. “Pilgrimage” was first published shortly after that visit. The first edition, long out of print, has been reproduced here with additional materials as a memorial to a beloved Pope John Paul II.
Michael W. Lemberger received more than a hundred national and state awards during seventeen years as a newspaper photographer. He worked in film, video, and digital media as well as creating pen-and-ink drawings. He taught photo seminars at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a well-known archivist of historical photographs; after his death in 2016, The Lemberger Collection was donated by his family to the University of Iowa Libraries.
LeAnn Lemberger (writing as Leigh Michaels) is the author of more than 100 books, including 80 contemporary romance novels, a dozen historical romance novels, non-fiction books about writing, and local history books. More than 35 million copies of her books have been printed in 25 languages around the world. She is a six-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and was honored by Iowa Library Association with the Johnson Brigham Award for an Iowa author making a contribution to literature world-wide. For more information about her, visit her website at www.leighmichaels.com.
100 pages, illustrated in black and white