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Old Apr 11, '05, 1:05 pm
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Default 'M' on JPII's casket?

What does the 'M' mean on JPII's casket? Does it represent the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross?
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What does the 'M' mean on JPII's casket? Does it represent the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross?
Exactly. Wasn't it beautiful and simple? I loved the way the right arm of the cross extended out over the "M", as if protecting her as she knelt there. So stunning.
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It also, if I'm not mistaken, appears on his crest.
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It also, if I'm not mistaken, appears on his crest.
Yes, you are correct. Here is a photo I took from the top of St. Peter's in November 2001 that shows the crest in the form of a hedge.

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