The Vatican and The National Exhibits Association has selected Lubbock to be the first United States city to host an exhibit honoring Pope John Paul II.

The exhibit, entitled “I Have Come to You Again” features personal artifacts and memorabilia from the life of Pope John Paul II. Most of the artifacts will come from the Vatican Collections.The exhibit will be broken up into four different parts. The first is of Pope John Paul II's childhood and adolescence (1920-1938). The second part is of his working life in Poland (1939-1978). The third part is of his years serving as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church (1978-2005). And the final part is a reflection of his life after death (2005-Present).

The Pope John Paul II exhibit will be the second major Catholic exhibit to be held in Lubbock. In 2002, The National Exhibits Foundation brought the Vatican Frescoes to the Texas Tech Museum.

The exhibit will be on display next year from March 15 through May 31 at The Catholic Renewal Center of the Diocese of Lubbock, located at 4620 4th Street. Tickets can be purchased online at or prices are $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors (60 and older), $10 for Students (College and younger) and children under 5 years old are free.

Tickets purchased before December 25, 2012 are eligible for a $2 discount. Group pricing is also available for groups of 20 or more. For more information about group pricing call Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737.