to Papa

JPII_letterTo: John_Paul_II@vatican.va
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 8:41 AM
Subject: I love you

Papa,

When I met you at a Sunday Mass at Castel Gandalfo on September 1, 1996, as a seminarian from the United States, I only had the time to share with you four words: “I love you, Papa.”

Many times since that day I have lifted my heart to God in thanks for your priesthood and your leadership. And many times I have re-lived my meeting with you in my mind and heart, especially in difficult moments, when obedience, faith and hope seem most difficult.

I am no longer a seminarian, but am hoping to serve the Church through a career as a writer of film for Hollywood, and I am also helping to build a website exclusively for Catholic priests.

For you there will always be a special place in my heart.

Please pray for me. I pray for you every day, with my life.

In Christ Jesus,
our hope,

Clayton Emmer
336 Kenneth Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
U.S.A.

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