Just outside Karol Wojtyla’s childhood bedroom moves a slow and silent shadow. It is not a sinister symbol, but a sundial on the side of Wadowice’s basilica. Inscribed above the timepiece is a simple saying:
CZAS UCIEKA WIECZNOŚĆ CZEKA
As the shadow slides in a circle around the basilica’s side a young Karol would wonder at its implication. Looking back on his life, so can we.