Papal Visit collection, 1987

By Esperanza de Varona, 1987

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Collection Overview

Title: Papal Visit collection, 1987

ID: ASM0241

Creator: de Varona, Esperanza

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains materials documenting Pope John Paul II's visit to Miami, September 10-11, 1987. It includes photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, special edition periodicals, and posters. The collection was compiled with donations from various people working at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library. The photographs in this collection were taken by members of the Otto G. Richter Library staff during the Papal visit. They were donated by Georgina Golik, Ana Rosa Núñez, and Blanca Herrera Torres.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift of various Otto G. Richter Library staff, 1987

Separated Materials:

The Pope: Journey to America. (1987). New York, NY: Beekman House.

The Pope in America : a pictorial record.Secaucus, N.J. : Chartwell Books, 1979.

Preferred Citation: Papal Visit collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information:

Esperanza de Varona, 1987. Encoded by: Giselle Fernandez, October 2003

Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Finding Aid Revision History:

Revisions to the collection-level record made by Beata Bergen, June 2009.

Revisions made by Steve Hersh, April 2013, as part of transfer of collection from the Cuban Heritage Collection to the Special Collections division.

Other Note:

Historical Note

On September 10, 1987, Pope John Paul II began a nine-city tour of the United States in Miami, Florida. He was welcomed by a group of 4,500 political and religious dignitaries led by President Ronald Reagan. His visit to Miami included a parade down Biscayne Boulevard on the evening of Thursday, September 10 and a morning, outdoor Mass at Tamiami Park on Friday, September 11, 1987.


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memorabilia: Papal MassAdd to your cart.
Item 1: St. Brendan Papal Mass Pilgrimage, 1987Add to your cart.
General instructions and guide for the Papal Mass. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Item 2: Map of the Papal Mass site, 1987Add to your cart.
Photocopy, with numbered pods, concession areas and restrooms.
Item 3: Map of altar area, 1987Add to your cart.
Photocopy, with sequential list of activities taking place at the Mass site and those to be broadcast over WTMI radio.
Item 4: Papal Mass program, 1987Add to your cart.
Titled, "Let Us Offer One Another A Sign of Peace." Includes list of donors and benefactors for the Papal Visit. Celebration of the Eucharist for Peace and Reconciliation. His Holiness John Paul II, Miami, Florida, September 11, 1987. Collection holds two copies.
Folder 2: Memorabilia: Button, 1987Add to your cart.
"Bienvenido Juan Pablo II," white button with drawing of Pope John Paul II, horizontal blue band with a yellow drawing of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity.
Folder 3: Memorabilia: InvitationsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Office of Youth Ministry/Oficina de Pastoral Juvenil invites you to participate as a banner carrier at the Papal Mass, Miami Shores, Florida, August 18, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Miami-Dade Public Library System invites you to preview The Journeys of the Pope, an exhibition of photographs and videotape. Miami, August 6, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Archbishop of Miami, Edward A. McCarthy, invites you to welcome His Holiness John Paul II. September 10 and 11, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: United States Catholic Conference: The Archbishop of Miami invites you to welcome Pope John Paul II on his Pastoral visit to Miami, September 10-11, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 5: Acrósticos a Su Santidad Juan Pablo II, by Julián Martínez, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 6: Program: Fiesta de la Virgen de la Caridad en el Año Santo Mariano, September 8, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Memorabilia: Parking PermitsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Miami Papal Visit VIP parking permit for airport arrival at Miami International Airport, September 10, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: Papal Visit, St. Brendan Parking Permit, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Memorabilia: Bumper StickersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Juan Pablo II, Mensajero de Paz, September 10-11, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: Johannes Paulus PP. II, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Memorabilia: TicketsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pope John Paul II Miami International Airport Arrival, Thursday, September 10, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pope John Paul II Papal Mass, Miami, Friday, September 11, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Speech by President Ronald Reagan, 1987Add to your cart.
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. Text of Remarks by the President upon the Arrival of His Holiness John Paul II. Miami International Airport, Miami, Fl, September 10, 1987
Item 2: Speech by Pope John Paul II, 1987Add to your cart.
Holy See Press Office, Vatican - USA - Miami. "Arrival at Miami," 10. IX 1987. [September 10, 1987]
Folder 8: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter from Pope John Paul II to John L. May, Archbishop of St. Louis, Vatican, August 8, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: Open letter and petition to Pope John II imploring his help for Cuban refugees and those in Cuba, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy in the "Popemobile" as they rode through the crowd at the Mass, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 2: A view of the crowd at the Papal Mass, many of them waving Cuban flags, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan shaking hands at the podium at Miami International Airport at the Pope's arrival, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: Pope John Paul II exiting his Alitalia plane upon his arrival in Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 5: President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan as they walk from their limousine to the stairs of the Pope's plane, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 6: A view of the official vehicles and limousines at Miami International Airport for the Pope's arrival, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 7: Pope John Paul II and President Reagan greeting each other on the podium at Miami International Airport, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 8: A sign posted on Interstate 95 prior to the Papal Visit reading: "Notice: Papal Visit Sept. SO. 1-95 closed N.W. 103 St. to U.S. 1.", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 9: Pope John Paul II in his "Popemobile" riding through the crowd, waving Cuban flags, at the Papal Mass, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 10: National Guardsmen patrolling Biscayne Boulevard before the Papal Parade, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 11: Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy in the Pope's vehicle during the Papal Parade down Biscayne Boulevard, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 12: Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy in the Pope's vehicle during the Papal Parade down Biscayne Boulevard, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 13: Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy in the Pope's vehicle during the Papal Parade down Biscayne Boulevard, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 14: The altar for the Papal Mass dominated by the 100 ft. high white cross. On the altar are 120 banner carriers (youth of the Archdiocese) with their multicolored banners, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 15: Pope John Paul II in the Mass Processional at the altar midplatform acknowledging the crowd at the Mass, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 16: Pope John Paul II at the top of the altar acknowledging the crowd at the Mass, during the Mass Processional, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 17: Pope John Paul II saying Mass at Tamiami Park/F.I.U. with a priest serving as his acolyte at his side, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 18: The Papal Mass choir in the stands prior to the beginning of the Papal Mass, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 19: A spectator at the Papal Mass holding a Cuban flag and a flag commemorating the Papal Visit with a security tower in the background, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 20: A billboard with a yellow and white background and blue lettering saying "Welcome to South Florida, Pope John Paul II -Casinos Pizza", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 21: The Statue of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, at the Ermita de la Caridad (Shrine of our Lady of Charity), 1987Add to your cart.
This is the statue present in the chapel in Archbishop McCarthy's residence where the Pope prayed. The globe that the statue rests on has the Papal Coat of Arms and Motto "Totus Tuus." The Pope mentioned that he had venerated the statue during the Homily at the Papal Mass.
Item 22: The yellow and white banners hung from light poles in downtown Miami for the Papal Visit with the Papal Triple Crown, the crossed Keys, the Kingdom, and the symbols of the Papacy, 1987Add to your cart.
The banners say "Miami, Sept. 10th & 11th, 1987".
Item 23: Giant purple and white banner created by Rubén Travieso suspended from the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami, where the Pope would see it during the Papal Parade, 1987Add to your cart.
The banner says "Juan Pablo Mi amigo Miami Está Contigo [John Paul, My friend, Miami is with you.] John Paul II Miami Loves You!"
Folder 10: Book: The Papal Visit - John Paul II in Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memorabilia: FlagsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Cuban paper flag on wooden stick, 1987Add to your cart.
Labeled "Cuba desterrada saluda a S.S. Juan Pablo II." (Exiled Cuba welcomes His Holiness John Paul II), Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio.
Item 2: Papal visit flag, 1987Add to your cart.
Cloth, silkscreen in color, reads "His Holiness John Paul II; Su Santidad Juan Pablo II; Su Santité Jean Paul II. Miami, Sept. 10/11, 1987."
Folder 2: Periodicals and NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Voice: Official Publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Papal Preview Issue, Vol. 34, no. 17, (Sept. 4, 1987). Miami, FL.
Item 2: La Voz: Publicación Oficial de la Arquidiócesis Católica de Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Edición Especial, Sept. 10, 1987.
Item 3: The Voice: Official Publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Papal Souvenir Issue. Vol. 14, no 18, Sept 18, 1987. Miami, FL.
Item 4: La Voz: Publicación Oficial de la Arquidiocesis Católica de Miami, 1987Add to your cart.
Edición Especial. Sept 25, 1987.
Item 5: The Word Among Us, 1987Add to your cart.
Anthony Bosnick. [Published by] The Word Among Us. Sept. 1987. [Papal Visit Edition].
Item 6: La Voz: Publicación Oficial de la Arquediocesis Católica de Miami., 1987Add to your cart.
Vol. XXIV, 28 de agosto de 1987.
Item 7: La Nación, 1987Add to your cart.
Año XI, no. 605, Sep. 4, 1987.
Item 8: Ideal, 1987Add to your cart.
Edición Especial
Item 9: The Miami Herald, 1987Add to your cart.
A Special Section - The Papal Visit, Sunday, Sept. 7, 1987.
Item 10: El Miami Herald [Spanish], 1987Add to your cart.
Sección Especial - Visita del Papa. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1987.
Folder 3: 12" vinyl record: Voz y Mensaje de su Santidad Juan Pablo II, n.d.Add to your cart.