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St. John Paul II bust installed

St. John Paul II bust installed
Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland
August 25, 2018

The Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland has busts of several famous Poles: Copernicus, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Frédéric Chopin, Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Adam Mickiewicz. They circle a beautiful fountain in the Garden at the corner of East Blvd and St. Clair in Cleveland.

Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


The bust of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was recently moved to make way for a new bust of Saint Pope John Paul II which was added to the Polish Garden.

Gene Bak and the Polish American Cultural Center spearheaded the effort to honor Saint John Paul II. In this short video, Gene spoke about the process to add the bust. He also told of John Paul's visit to Cleveland when he was Cardinal Karol Józef Wojtyla and said Mass at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus.

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There will be a formal dedication of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the fall. Find out when and stay informed about the local Polish community by signing up for the free Polish eNews mailings. You can select other specific groups as well. It's easy and free.
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The bust is now in an open area at the South end of the Garden and soon there will be plants surrounding it.

Bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Enjoy these images from the installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden. Note the details of the sculpture.

installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II
in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


installation of the bust of Saint John Paul II in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Installers of the bust of Saint John Paul II


Connie Adams, Gene Bak and Gary Kotlarsic with bust of John Paul II

Connie Adams, Gene Bak and Gary Kotlarsic with bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - words on front

Words on the front of the bust:
Pope, Philosopher, Author, Actor, Poet, Saint


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - rear

Rear view of the Bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - rear


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - rear detail

Detail rear view of Bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - Connie Adams donor

Connie Adams, one of the donors to the effort.
Names listed on the rear of the monument


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - right side

Right side of the Bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - right detail

Closeup of right side detail of Bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - right side - list of churches

Participating Churches listed on the right side of the bust


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - left side

Left side of the Bust of John Paul II


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - left - organizations

Participating Organizations listed on the left side of the bust


Bust of John Paul II in Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland - signature of sculptor

Signature of the sculptor of the bust of John Paul II


Gary and Agnieska Kotlarsic and family

Gary and Agnieska Kotlarsic and family


Posing with the newly installed bust of Saint John Paul II

Posing with the newly installed bust of Saint John Paul II


Posing with the newly installed bust of Saint John Paul II


Connie Adams and Gene Bak with Posing with the newly installed bust of Saint John Paul II

Connie Adams and Gene Bak with the
newly installed bust of Saint John Paul II


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Visit the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland


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