Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Visit From the Pope

And now a look at historical item from our collection. This is the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle’s guest book. The earliest signature dates from 1896.

kdiam amldc book cover

kdiam amldc book cover closeup

This reads, “Ksiazka Pamiatkowa KDIAM”.

One of the most famous people to sign our guest book is Cardinal Karol Wojtyła in 1969 who later became Pope John Paul II.


In the note, Cardinal Wojtyła asks God to bless AMLDC and Our Lady of Ostrabrama to protect it.

We have quite a few books on Pope John Paul II. Here is a selection.

In the footsteps of Pope John Paul II : an intimate personal portrait by John M. Szostak
BX1378.5 .S95 1980

The people’s Pope : the story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland by James Oram
BX1378.5 .O7

Man From a Far Country by Mary Craig
BX1378.5 .C72 1979

John Paul II, the Pope from Poland by Tadeusz Karolak
BX1378.5 .K37 1979

Come to the Library and check these out!